Lara Katz: Dreaming Up Delicious


Lemon-Lime Cream Pie Recipe

A Father’s Day Treat Combining Two Delicious Flavours

by: Lara Katz

My father’s two favourite flavours are lemon and lime. A good key lime pie or lemon meringue pie will never go unordered at a restaurant if found on a menu by my dad. In honour of Father’s Day I decided to create this delicious pie that combines the two flavours.  My favourite part is the vanilla crumb crust. My father doesn’t like a graham crust (what’s not to love?) so I created a crust out of nilla wafer cookies instead. Feel free to use graham crumbs if you prefer. I do have to say that the nilla wafer crumbs give it a sugar cookie taste, which is great. 

The two layers are not distinctly different looking from each other but you can definitely taste them.  The combination of the lemon and lime is pure deliciousness and I hope that you enjoy this pie as much as I did creating, making and eating it.  Happy Father’s Day!   


4 cups nilla wafer cookies, to make 1 1/2 cups of crumbs
7 Tbsp melted butter
2 cups condensed milk (1 1/2 300 mL cans of condensed milk)
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup lime juice  
1 Tbsp lime zest
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1/3 cup lemon juice  


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a food processor crush nilla wafer cookies until fine crumbs. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of crumbs. Mix with melted butter and press into a 9-inch pie plate sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow to cool.

Reduce oven to 300 F.

In a stand mixer or with a hand held blender mix egg yolks into condensed milk until combined well, around two minutes.

Divide batter in half. In one half add lime juice and lime zest. Mix well. Pour over cooled crust and bake ten minutes.

In remaining condensed milk/egg mixture add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well. Pour over partially baked lime pie. Bake fifteen minutes.

Allow pie to cool on oven rack. Refrigerate at least five hours or overnight.


Makes 6 servings, depending on how you slice your pie