Nell’s “Sugarless” Lemon Pie

This recipe is actually one that Grandma used during World War II when sugar was rationed. This isn’t a sugarless recipe for people who are limiting their sugar intake! This recipe is sugarless in the sense that it doesn’t call for white sugar (which required ration coupons back during the War) but sweetened condensed milk. Grandma wasn’t going to let a little thing like World War II keep her from her amazing hospitality. In fact, the war stirred her up to even more hospitality. Recipes like this one were the way my Grandma did her part.Nell’s “Sugarless” Lemon Pie

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (grated rind optional)

Combine in bowl. Beat until stiff.
Pour into baked pie shell or graham cracker crust. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.
Top with meringue made of 3 egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar, beaten until stiff. Put back in oven for 5 minutes at 450° to just brown the meringue. Be careful not to burn that meringue!

  Serve completely cooled.