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The Vintage Recipe Project: Lemon Sponge Pie

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Amish Lemon Sponge Pie recipe is a vintage old fashioned pie recipe adapted from one of my vintage cook books. Sponge pies are very popular desserts made by the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish, Pennsylvania Dutch
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 259 kcal


  • 1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 large lemon juice and zest (about ⅓ cup)
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  • Make the pie crust if you are using homemade pie crust. And place it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 F. degrees.
  • Beat the egg yolks into the cup of milk and slowly added the flour. Whisk until all lumps are gone.
  • In a separate bowl beat the egg whites with a whisk until stiff peaks form.
  • Slowly add the lemon juice and lemon zest to your egg and milk mixture as you whisk it in.
  • Next mix the egg mixture with the sugar mixture until well combined.
  • Fold the stiffly beaten egg whites into the egg yolk and flour mixture.
  • Pour the lemon pie filling into chilled pie crust. Place the pie plate on a cookie sheet. and bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a preheated 300-degree oven.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a preheated 300 F. degrees oven until the center is set.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Cool to room temperature.
  • Refrigerate the pie for at least one hour before serving 2 to 3 hours would be better.
  • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream on each slice.


  • Chilling the pie in the refrigerator before serving is recommended


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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