Raspberry Topped Lemon Pie

Since getting married, I have noticed my husband has a variety of UK-sounding phrases such as "spot a car",  and traditions like playing cribbage and having corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. We've observed that the new phrases he's heard from me are things like "reckon", I introduced him to biscuits and chocolate gravy, and the song "I'm my own Grandpa".  I've realized that my familial Oklahoma roots show more than I thought!

My mom's side had a family get-together this summer and our desserts were Texas sheet cake and Tenessee pea-pickin' pie. It hit me again that, without a doubt, we have some Southern roots. 

I think one of those ways those roots show is through love of pie. This recipe is a classic in my mom's recipe book, and I remember it from my childhood. It's a quick and easy pie that's perfect dessert for a hot August evening playing banjo on the porch.
A short list of ingredients bring this pie together quickly.
Defrost the berries in a pan over medium heat. 
stir in the corn starch and sugar and let the mixture thicken.
Fresh squeezed lemon juice is a must!
Beat the lemon juice with egg yolks and condensed milk. Bake. 
Pour the raspberry topping over the lemon pie.


The remnants from the first piece, which I spilled across the table.

Raspberry Topped Lemon Pie


10 oz frozen red raspberries
1 Tbsp corn starch
2 Tbsp sugar
3 egg yolks
14 oz can Eagle Brand condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
Graham cracker crust
cool whip 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Thaw berries in small saucepan over medium heat until soft. Add cornstarch and sugar, cook and stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks, stir in condensed milk and lemon juice. Pour into graham cracker crust. Bake 15 minutes.
4. After removing pie from oven, pour berry mixture over the top. Chill at least four hours, serve with cool whip. 
My mom, sister, and I about to enjoy some pie. My mom says this recipe was originally in Taste of Home. 

Let me know what you think if you make this pie! How do your family roots show in your recipes, traditions, and sayings? Let me know in the comments below. 


  1. I love how we all, no matter where we live, can have strong bonds to our roots through food. This pie sounds yummy! Now I'm off to Google the song "I'm My Own Grandpa"... I'm intrigued, but also a little scared! ;)

  2. What a great, easy recipe with some of summers best flavors! I think raspberry and lemon work so well together!

  3. OOhh!! This sounds SUPER yummy! I love the combination of lemon and raspberry together!

  4. This sounds delicious - lemon and raspberry are such great companions! {Not to brag or make y'all jealous or anything 😉 but I actually know all of the lyrics (and chords!) to "I'm My Own Grandpa." 🎵}

  5. You had me at raspberries! Raspberries and lemon are such a yummy combination. Summer's best flavors!

  6. love this recipe! we love interesting recipes like this... have you ever done a tea infused dessert or pie? this raspberry dessert infused with chamomile would be soooo interesting and yummmmmy. whatcha think? collab?! :)


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