Magical Lemon Pie

lemon pieThe Botanical Baker gives us the secret recipe to her delicious pastry-free lemon pie.

“This is one of my favourite ‘bung-it-all-in-and-bake-it’ recipes. It’s a very unusual but impressive dessert which is super quick to make and tastes amazing. Imagine a lemon tart with no cream or pastry making.”

Serves 8

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 60g Stork or soft unsalted butter
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 60g self raising flour
  • 90g dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Fresh raspberries, blackberries or blueberries to serve
  • Icing sugar for dusting

What To do:

1. Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4.  Wait until the oven is ready before you start with the ingredients.

2. Grease a 25cm pie dish or cake tin and set aside.

3. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until blended.  Do this for a good 2 minutes.

4. Pour the mixture into the pie dish and bake on the middle shelf for 1 hour.

5. Once baked, leave it to stand for about 15 minutes and then serve with a dusting of icing sugar.

“That’s it.  What you’ll end up with is a soft, thin pastry layer, a lemon flavoured tart filling in the centre and a crunchy coconut topping. Magical.”

Recipe by Urvashi, The Botanical Baker, from

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