For the Pie:

  • 1 large lemon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust (frozen or homemade)

For the Topping: (optional)

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol (or your preferred sweetener)


  1. Prepare the Pie:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). If using a frozen pie crust, remove it from the freezer and place it on a baking sheet. If using a glass pie plate, no preheating is required.
    • Wash the lemon thoroughly, then cut it into pieces, removing any seeds. Do not peel the lemon; you will blend the whole lemon. Place the lemon pieces in a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix.
    • Add the eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and erythritol to the blender with the lemon. Blend until smooth, starting at a lower speed and gradually increasing to ensure thorough blending.
  2. Bake the Pie:
    • Pour the lemon mixture into the unbaked pie crust, spreading it evenly. Place the pie on the baking sheet in the preheated oven.
    • Bake for about 40 minutes, or until the pie is set and the top is lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Prepare the Topping:
    • Before making the topping, place a mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 20 minutes to chill.
    • In the chilled bowl, combine the whipping cream and erythritol. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  4. Serve:
    • Once the pie has chilled, slice it into wedges and serve chilled. Optionally, top each slice with a dollop of the whipped cream topping.
    • Enjoy the Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie chilled for a refreshing treat. It can also be enjoyed warm or at room temperature, though chilling it enhances its firmness and flavor.


  • Pie Crust Options: You can use a store-bought frozen pie crust or make your own homemade crust according to your preference.
  • Sweetener Substitute: If erythritol is not available, you can use your preferred sweetener, adjusting the amount to taste.
  • Storage: Store any leftover pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to maintain freshness.
  • Variation: For a twist on the topping, consider adding a sprinkle of lemon zest or a drizzle of lemon curd over the whipped cream for extra citrus flavor.

Experience the bright and zesty flavors of Arizona with our delightful Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie. Bursting with the vibrant taste of lemon and complemented by a creamy whipped topping, this pie is a refreshing dessert option for any occasion. Whether enjoyed chilled on a hot summer day or served warm for a cozy treat, this simple yet elegant dessert is sure to brighten your day with every bite. Gather your ingredients and prepare to bask in the sunshine of Arizona with this irresistible lemon pie recipe!