Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

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Dive into a symphony of citrus delight with our Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie. Perfect for citrus enthusiasts, this pie offers a unique blend of tangy lemon and aromatic cardamom, creating an unforgettable flavor experience. Give it time to cool after baking to fully appreciate its rich, refined taste.

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Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Ingredients (Serves 10):

For the Crust:

  • Flour: 2 1/2 cups (300g)
  • Butter: 200g (14 tbsp)
  • Sugar: 6 tbsp (90g)
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Lemon zest: from half a lemon
  • Baking powder: 1 tsp (5g)
  • Salt: 1/4 tsp (1g)

For the Filling:

  • Lemons: 2 medium
  • Sugar: 1 cup (200g)
  • Ground cardamom: a pinch
  • Cornstarch: 1 tbsp (15g)


Prepare the Filling:

Wash the lemons thoroughly, then scald them with boiling water a few times. Dry well with a paper towel and finely grate the zest.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Make the Dough:

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add salt and lemon zest. In another bowl, beat the softened butter with sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine with the flour mixture to form a soft dough. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Prepare the Lemons:

Remove the seeds and chop the lemon pulp. Blend until smooth. Add sugar, cardamom, and cornstarch, mixing well. The filling is ready.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Assemble the Pie:

Divide the dough in half. Roll out one half between two sheets of plastic wrap, slightly larger than your pie pan. Fit it into a greased pie pan. Pour in the filling. Roll out the remaining dough and place it over the filling. Trim any excess dough and crimp the edges to seal.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Poke several holes in the top crust with a fork. Bake for 30–35 minutes until golden. Allow to cool in the pan before transferring to a serving plate.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Pro Tip:

Use corn starch instead of potato starch for a better color and taste. Wheat flour can be a substitute if preferred.


You can replace one of the lemons with an orange for a different flavor twist or use only oranges for a sweet, fragrant pie.

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Nutrition (Per Serving):

Calories: 413.28 kcal
Protein: 4.09g
Fat: 17.86g
Carbohydrates: 59.56g

Zesty Lemon Cardamom Pie

Enjoy your culinary adventure with this uniquely flavored pie, perfect for any citrus lover looking for a twist on traditional lemon desserts!

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