Lemon Pie - Crostata di Limoni

A delicious Lemon Pie (Crostata di Limoni)... light and full of delicate flavors.

Lemon Pie - Crostata di Limoni


For 4 Person(s)

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest of lemon
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • pinch of salt

For the Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 juice of lemon


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a mixing bowl add 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon and a pinch of salt.
    • Mix all the ingredients into a ball of dough with uniform consistency. Make sure you work the dough really well.
    • Let the dough rest for one hour.
  2. Cream Preparation:
    • In a mixing bowl add 1 1/2 cups of milk, 2 egg yolks, 2 Tbs of flour, 2 Tbs of sugar and the juice of one lemon.
    • Mix all the ingredients for 5 minutes with an electric mixer until smooth.
    • Heat the cream in a saucepan on the stove, stirring constantly, until tick.
    • Let the cream cool.
  3. Pie Assembly:
    • Roll the dough into a 10" round pie dish. Retain some of the dough for the stripes.
    • Pour the cream into the crust.
    • Top the pie with stripes into a rhomboid design. Cut the stripes with a ravioli cutter for a better design.
    • Bake the pie for 30 min. at 350F or until golden.



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