Yes, there will be graham crackers.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
April 27, 2018
Amy Neunsinger

What's minty and citrusy and perfect all over? Joanna Gaines' go-to lemon pie recipe of course. The HGTV star's new cookbook, Magnolia Table, came out this week and she was kind enough to share some recipes with us. "I remember early on in my marriage a friend of mine shared this simple recipe with me, and I couldn’t believe how delicious it was for the little amount of work it required," Gaines comments. "There’s something about the blend of a graham cracker crust, lemon filling, and fresh whipped cream that makes for a perfect dessert. Plus, it’s really beautiful!"

Get the recipe below. For a sneak peek of more recipes from the book, check out JoJo's biscuits here and her chocolate chip cookies recipe here.

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Joanna Gaines' Lemon Pie 

PREP: 20 minutes COOK: under 20 minutes COOL: 1½ hours

Makes 8 servings

Lemon Pie

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1½ cups crushed graham crackers (from about 27 squares)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ⅔ cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Lemon slices
  • Grated lemon zest
  • Mint sprigs

From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. Copyright © 2018 by Joanna Gaines. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.