Thursday, March 17, 2016

Killer Irish Lemon Pie #recipe @lucyburdette #giveaway

Tonka with admirers

LUCY BURDETTE: Usually Sheila carries us along on Irish holidays but this year St. Patrick’s Day falls to me. And goodness knows, I have plenty of Irish ancestors! And the celebration of the holiday in Key West is, well, vigorous!

So I tried out a new Irish recipe that I found on Pinterest, adapted from Irish Traditional Cooking by The Baker Upstairs. My lemon-crazy dinner guests loved this little pie cake. I thought it might have needed a dab more sugar, but they disagreed, so I took extra whipped cream:).

Irish Lemon Pudding/Pie/Cake
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup flour
2 lemons
1 1/4 cups milk

For the whipped cream:

1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1 to 2 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9 inch pie pan and set aside. Zest the two lemons, set that aside. Squeeze these lemons for their juice. (I didn’t measure, but they were 2 large lemons.) 

Separate the eggs and whip the whites in a clean bowl until stiff. (I did these first in my Kitchenaid mixer.) Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar well. Add the egg yolks one at a time, then add the flour and make sure all is mixed well.


Add the lemon zest and juice, followed by the milk, and mix again. 

Now fold the stiff egg whites into the cake mixture. Mine looked a little lumpy at the end, but I didn’t want to mix too hard.

Scrape this into the prepared pan.


While the lemon pudding-cake bakes (40 minutes, until lightly browned and set), whip the cream with the sugar and almond flavoring.


Serve the cake warm or room temperature with whipped cream and any fruit garnish you choose. And happy St. Patty’s day!

ps. We might have liked it even better cold the next day...

To celebrate, I have one copy of the forthcoming KILLER TAKEOUT to give away. To be entered, please share this post on Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest and then leave a comment here with your email.

Here's an easy tweet:

Tweet: Killer Irish Lemon Pudding-Cake #recipe #giveaway @LucyBurdette

You can order this wherever books are sold--it will be published on April 5!


  1. Yummy recipe. Bet the book is even better! I'll share on FB. Airieanne.

  2. So exciting! My email address is ; and here is the link to my tweet about this post:

  3. Thank you for the recipe. The pie looks so yummy.
    I shared on Facebook. (
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. This recipe sounds delicious! I will share on Facebook.

  5. Sounds lovely! (Hmm, what was I planning for dessert tonight?) When we lived in California, we had a lemon tree in the back yard--I still miss it.

  6. I love lemon desserts, so thanks for this recipe, and the chance to win. Post has been liked and shared on Facebook.
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

  7. Lucky Tonka! What a wonderful picture. And what a great recipe. I suspect I will feel like you and want a little bit more sugar, but that looks so good, and it's a totally new recipe to me.

  8. I like lemon but can't have all the dairy in this recipe.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  9. I'll have to make this recipe. Love lemon. I shared on Twitter and Facebook and will add to my Pinterest page. My email is Thank-you for the chance to win.

  10. Lemon and chocolate desserts are my favorites...and this looks yummy...Happy St. Patrick's Day...sharing...

  11. Erin go Bragh!
    A lovely dessert to tempt us.
    Tonka certainly has admirers!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  12. Shared on FB. Love this series. Currently reading Death with all the Trimmings.

  13. I'd love to win the next. I own all the rest. I'll try this on my brother. He's the lemon addict.

  14. Love anything lemon. Especially since this recipe has no frosting! I am sharing on fb and pinterest.

  15. This recipe sounds amazing, Thanks for the chance at this awesome mystery book, Love your books. Linda May

  16. Super yum, must try! I wonder if it could be modified for individual ramekins..... Nicole :-)

  17. More and more, I wish lemon trees grew in Montana....

  18. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 17, 2016 at 10:55 AM

    mmmmm! i am totally making that tonite! that sounds like something we will really enjoy! thanks for a yummy recipe!

  19. Tonka is very photogenic! I love anything lemon, and this recipe looks so delicious--can't wait to try it. Also, thanks for the tweet that I will retweet. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  21. Oh my girlfriends are going to love this! And it goes without saying: NEW BOOK to acquire, lol!!!

  22. This sounds yummy.

  23. This looks really yummy! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!
    Shared on Facebook.

  24. Thanks for the recipe and a chance to win a copy of your book. elainehroberson(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. Thank you for the recipe. I hope I win. Thank you for the chance to win.
    Mary Fidler

  26. Lemon desserts are my all-time favourites (even ahead of chocolate) so thanks for this yummy sounding recipe and for the chance to win. Nancy R

  27. After a big meal, lemon desserts are so refreshing. This one is perfect and seems easy. Looks like I have my next book club potluck entry.

  28. Key West looks like so much fun, and lemon anything is always delicious, and I am really enjoying your low/no sodium recipes. Getting me back on track.

    No need to enter me in the contest. I got a very nice surprise package in the mail yesterday :-)

  29. Pat ( 17, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I love lemon! And Lent is almost over so desserts here I'll come! Looking forward to reading Killer Takeout.

  30. Another luscious dessert. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Delish recipe, I'm going to make it tonight. Thanks for the contest, lilflynracer at

  32. Looks good. Would love to read this.