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Lemon Pie with Honey Whipped Cream

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There is something special about the combination of lemon and honey. This creamy lemon pie with honeyed whipped cream will delight your taste buds as it hits satisfies your sweet tooth with plenty of citrus punch.

Side view of slice of lemon pie showing smooth lemon filling topped with fluffy white honey whipped cream.

If you like lemon desserts, this pie is for you. It has plenty of big lemon flavor in a smooth and delicious filling.

The honey whipped cream helps to take it to the next level. This pie recipe takes a little time, but most of it is hands off.

Bite of lemon pie on fork, ready to be eaten.

It is really pretty simple and the results are definitely worth it. So whip one up to see for yourself.

The recipe is a riff on a recipe found in World Class Cakes from Roger Pizey.  I turned his Harvey’s lemon tart into a pie in order to make it more accessible.

And boy am I glad I did. This pie is perfect for summer, but it would also make a wonderful addition to your holiday dessert tables.

Ingredients including lemon juice, cream, eggs, and sugar, ready to be made into lemon pie filling.

The Filling

The filling for this yummy lemon pie only requires 4 simple ingredients. Start by whipping some heavy cream to soft peaks and then set it aside for a minute.

In another bowl, whisk together some eggs and sugar until uniform, then stir in some lemon juice. Add the whipped cream and stir until combined.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least two hours. The mixture will separate a bit as it chills, and that is ok.

When the chill time is almost up, you will want to prepare your pie crust. Then, give the filling a stir again before pouring it in to cook.

This filling reminds me a lot of a yummy lemon curd, but it is a little bit creamier. It has nice lemon flavor in a really smooth and easy to make package.

The Crust

I have always made this recipe in a traditional pastry crust. You can pick one up from the grocery store or make your own.

If you don’t have a favorite pie crust recipe, may I suggest my great grandma’s lard pie crust? It is really tender and so tasty.

Or try making MiMi’s flaky pie crust if lard isn’t your thing. Really any crust recipe will do.

You could even use a graham cracker crust if you prefer. Or pick one up from the store if you really want to make this simple.

You will want to blind bake the crust before you add the filling. So fit the crust into your pan and prick the bottom with a fork a few times, a process known as docking the crust.

That lets the steam escape to prevent the pie crust from bubbling up while baking. Then add a layer of foil or parchment paper and some pie weights or dry beans to hold the crust down.

Bake the crust until it is golden brown. Then remove the weights and foil or parchment.

Now it is time to add the filling and put the pie back in the oven. The filling is really liquid-y and the pie will be full, so I suggest putting it on a rimmed pan to catch any spills.

The Honey Whipped Cream

While I love a nice fluffy lemon merengue pie, I don’t particularly like making merengue. Since you already have the heavy cream to make the filling, whipped cream gives you that feeling of a fluffy topping without the fickle egg whites.

Because honey and lemon go so well together, it is a natural fit to use honey as the sweetener for the whipped cream. The honey dissolves right into the cream and makes such a tasty topping.

Of course, if you don’t have any you can use sugar to make a standard whipped cream. Or you could make maple whipped cream if you prefer, anything goes here!

Make sure your pie has been fully cooled and chilled before adding the whipped cream, then you are ready to go. Slice your creation and dig in!

More Great Lemon Recipes

 If you have a hankering for lemon goodies, there are so many tasty options. Of course lemon bars are a classic and one of our favorites.

We also really like lemon velvet cake. Or you make a no bake lemon pie, which is one of the easiest recipes of all time.

Fork with lemon pie on it showing smooth yellow lemon filling topped with fluffy honey whipped cream.

Lemon chess bars are another fan favorite. And homemade lemon ice cream is the perfect refreshing way to cool down.

The options really are endless. You can use the search bar to find more inspiration or tell me about your favorite lemon treats in the comments below.

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Side view of slice of lemon pie showing smooth lemon filling topped with fluffy white honey whipped cream.

Lemon Pie with Honey Whipped Cream

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
There is something special about the combination of lemon and honey. This creamy lemon pie with honeyed whipped cream will delight your taste buds as it hits satisfies your sweet tooth with plenty of citrus punch.
5 from 6 ratings
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours



  • 1 pie crust pastry chilled
  • cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon honey


  • In a chilled bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks.
    ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until completely combined and smooth. Add the lemon juice and whisk to combine. 
    6 large eggs, 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 cup lemon juice
  • Stir together the lemon mixture and the whipped cream, then cover and chill for two hours though longer is ok.
  • During the last half hour of chilling the filling, prepare the pie crust. Parbake according to your recipe’s directions or preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll the dough out and place into pie plate. Crimp the edges and dock the bottom with a fork. Cover with parchment paper and add pie weights or dry beans. Bake for about 15-20 minute or until lightly golden.
  • Quickly whisk the filling together again and then pour cold filling into hot crust. Reduce the oven temperature to 250°F and return the pie to the oven. 
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. The center should still have just a little bit of wobble left. Remove from oven and cool completely, then chill until ready to serve. 
  • To serve, whip up the remaining cream and honey until you form stiff peaks. Spread over the center of the pie or serve each slice with a dollop.
    1 cup heavy cream, 1 Tablespoon honey


You could use a graham cracker crust if you aren’t in the mood for blind baking a pie crust. Or make a gingersnap crust for even more flavor.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Thursday 18th of April 2024

This is one of my favorite pie recipes.


Thursday 18th of April 2024

Aren't the flavors good together?


Saturday 1st of July 2017

I have a cream pie recipe that uses Harvey Milk. Do you know what this is and where I can buy it?


Saturday 24th of June 2017

Love love your pie box! You finished product looks amazing! Got tired just reading your post about the-making-of-that-sweet-dough of Harvey's! That is truly a long drawn affair in-the-making-of-sweet-dough! But having said that, might give his method a try because I made a sweet dough pastry before and it was difficult to roll out!


Sunday 25th of June 2017

Isn't the pie box fun? It has a leather strap for carrying it too. It makes me want to just carry my pies around the block for the heck of it ;-) I love the idea of the sweet dough pastry and it looks amazing, but sometimes you just have to go with what you know!


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Love that time trumped the directions and it worked out to be a gorgeous pie!


Friday 23rd of June 2017

That's pretty much the story of my life ;-) Thank you so much!


Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Hi Carlee thank you for your words. Yes you must try this one because is so good!!! I love your lemon Pie. A pie that I will Bake soon. xoxo Ana


Saturday 24th of June 2017

Thank you so much!