You’ve got to try this Easy Lemon Pie with Pecans! It tastes like a gooey lemon bar in pie form, with a crackly top and pecans for the win! With a no-roll olive oil crust and a filling you just mix with a fork!
Promise me one thing before you make this easy lemon pie with pecans. Promise me you’ll wait until it’s chilled to eat it.
Because if you try the pie while it’s still warm and oozing, you’ll think I led you astray. But, once it’s chilled and set, and the flavors have developed, you’ll understand why I recommend you add this to your baking repertoire pronto and consider serving this for Easter.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but everybody loves lemon! If lemon desserts were a person, they’d be simpatico. I don’t have unanimous support for chocolate, coconut or banana anything in my family (do you?), but lemon’s a rock star.
And while Lemon Meringue Pie with Easy Olive Oil Crust might be my all-time favorite, sometimes, you just need an easy lemon pie. One that doesn’t require cooking lemon curd on the stove or torching meringue.
One that simply involves a fork — to stir your ingredients for the pie filling, to mix your dough for the olive oil crust — and of course, to stuff your face with the baked pie. After it’s chilled, that is.
The crackly, slightly sweet surface hugs a luscious lemon filling that’ll make you swoon. It’s like a gooey lemon bar in pie form, with pecans mixed throughout. Mmmm.
And yes, the easy olive oil crust here is the same, no-roll one I use all the time. I love it because you can just press it into place, and it tastes so much better than typical pie crusts. It probably won’t win any beauty contests, but who cares?
I started making this easy lemon pie with pecans years ago, long before I had a food blog. I remember posting to Facebook that I’m pretty sure Saint Peter stands at the gates of heaven waiting to greet us with this pie.
Until then, how about a little slice of heaven on earth? Enjoy!
If you need some other ideas for Easter dessert, check out this Fluffy Crustless Cheesecake, Homemade Brownie Bottom Chocolate Pudding Pie, Strawberry Amaretto Pie or Carrot Cake with Blissful Cream Cheese Frosting. Let me know what time to be there!
(Recipe Source: Pie filling adapted from Ruby Jones’ recipe in American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads,* Perennial Books, 2003, via the Plain Dealer. Crust adapted from King Arthur Flour. )
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