Maynards Wine Blog

Recipe: Lemon Ginger Snap Pie

It’s baking season! Whip up this divine Lemon Ginger Snap Pie in your own kitchen with Cup Pastry Chef Carol’s recipe.

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Yields: one 9-inch tart

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup graham crumbs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 T butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together for the crust and push evenly into a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks until tripled in volume, can be done by hand or with a mixer. Stir in the remaining ingredients once the yolks are whipped.
  3. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes. The filling will start to puff up and brown around the edges, once set the filling will jiggle as a whole, not looking wet in the center.
  4. Refrigerate your pie for 4 hours, or overnight. Enjoy with whipped cream!