Sour Citrus Pie Recipe


A crunchy crust works perfectly with a creamy, tangy orange and lemon filling.

Sour Citrus Pie


Ingredients: Sour Citrus Pie Recipe


  • 5 ounces animal crackers (any brand)
  • 3 tbsp sugar Pinch salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest (grated)
  • 6 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest (grated)
  • Pinch salt

Whipped Cream:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream (chilled)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp orange zest (grated)

Directions: Sour Citrus Pie Recipe

  1. Preheat the main oven to 325 degrees F. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven.
  2. For the crust: Add the crackers, sugar, and salt to a food blender or processor and process for 30 seconds, until finely ground.
  3. Add the melted butter and pulse 7-8 times, until incorporated.
  4. Transfer the crumbs to a 9” pie dish.
  5. Using the base of a dry cup, firmly press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish.
  6. Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes, until fragrant and beginning brown.
  7. Set aside to completely cool for half an hour.
  8. To make the filling: In a bowl whisk the milk, orange juice concentrate, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and orange zest until entirely combined.
  9. Pour the filling into the crust.
  10. Bake the pie in the oven until the center slight jiggles when gently shaken, this will take between 15-17 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  11. Transfer to the fridge to chill for 3 hours.
  12. When you are ready to serve, whisk the cream with the sugar and orange zest for 2-4 minutes, until soft peaks begin to form.