Easy Lemon Pie

Oh. my… This PIE. This is my new favorite! Hi again! It’s your pie-making friend, Emily, from PrettyPies.com. I have made literally dozens of desserts over the past couple of years, but *this* one definitely ranks high on my list. It’s SO simple. And so delightfully delicious! I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

You will love how incredibly easy it is to make. Just 7 ingredients and a few minutes is all you need! No baking, no food processor, nothing fancy.

The best part? NO waiting for hours for it to set. You can enjoy right away!

Unlike conventional lemon cream pies, this one is made entirely from healthy whole foods. No gluten, grains or refined sugar. Just coconut flour, water, coconut oil, coconut milk, lemon, maple syrup and vanilla. That’s it!

Quick! Run to your fridge and make sure you have a can of coconut milk waiting for you in there! If not, get ‘cha one asap because you’ll need coconut cream for this recipe. I always try to keep a can (or two!) of coconut milk in my fridge at all times so I’m prepared for when the craving strikes. 😉

This pie has a soft, cake-like crumb crust and fluffy lemony cream piled on top. I seriously can’t get enough of this lemon whipped cream. So refreshing and light. To me, it’s the perfect after-dinner treat.

Bonus: there’s only 3 Tbs of sweetener in the entire recipe! Coconut has a sweetness on its own, so it doesn’t need much.

I used mini tart pans make these pies. They’re the perfect size for a dessert for two. (But no judgement if want to keep it all for yourself. lol I could totally polish off the whole thing.) This recipe makes 2 super cute mini pies (4 servings total). You can double it to make a standard size pie.

If you make this Easy Lemon Pie, I’d love to hear what you think!

Emily Spain is a mom of two littles, wife and creator of PrettyPies.com— delicious desserts: pretty from the inside out. She’s a whole-food fanatic, coconut lover, and veggie-hiding ninja. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Easy Lemon Pie

Prep Time 5 min Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Your new favorite quick lemon dessert!


    Crumb Crust

    • 1/4 cup coconut flour
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 Tbs maple syrup
    • 1 Tbs coconut oil, melted

    Lemon Cream

    • 1 can coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
    • 2 Tbs maple syrup
    • Zest from 1 lemon
    • 1 Tbs lemon juice
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 Tbs coconut oil, melted & warm



    Recipe Notes

    It’s important to use a can of full-fat coconut milk that has been chilled overnight. Lite coconut milk or coconut milk beverage from a box will not work.

    When the can is refrigerated, the cream separates and hardens. Carefully scoop out only the solid white cream, but save the leftover water for a smoothie!

    This recipe makes two mini pies or one small pie and serves about 4. You should be able to double the recipe for a standard size pie. But if you do, I would pop it in the freezer for a few minutes so it firms up enough to cut and serve (since it is a very soft dessert.)

    Keep refrigerated. Should last 5-7 days in the fridge.

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    13 thoughts to “Easy Lemon Pie”

      1. If you use almond flour, you will only need maybe 1Tbs of water in the crust (since coconut flour is much more absorbent). If you try almond flour, please let me know how it turns out :)
      1. Donna, I'm so sorry that happened to you! :( I have made this several times without problem. Did you use a can of coconut milk that had been refrigerated so the cream separates? If there was still water with the cream, it will not whip. Or perhaps you just had a bad can? I've heard of that happening. I use Thai Kitchen Organic and it always works great. Was your coconut oil melted and warm, and streamed in at the very last? If it was too cold, I imagine it might clump up. I recorded a video of me making this recipe: https://www.facebook.com/emilysprettypies/videos/394194444264459/ Hope this is helpful if you decide to give it another try
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    2. Mine turned out absolutely terrible, i threw it all out. I've made plenty of pies/cakes that were vegan and using all these ingredients and they've all worked fine. Something's not right???!!!
      1. Oh no!! I'm so sorry Jessica! Did you follow the recipe exactly? Mine always comes out great and I've heard from other people that absolutely loved it. It's one of my favorite recipes. Did you use Full fat coconut milk -only the solid cream, then stream the melted oil in at the very end? If you over mix, it might clump up. Was that the issue? Was it a bad can of coconut milk that wouldn't whip? Sometimes people get a dud can. What exactly was the problem? Texture, taste? I want to be able to prevent it from happening again. Sorry you had to throw it out! :( sometimes things don't look right, but they still taste good! I've eaten a few ugly pies in my day lol

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