How to make Belizean Lemon Pie!

January 10, 2019

Lemon pies rank among the most loved desserts enjoyed by Belizeans. As delicious as they are, they’re easy to make. Here’s a simple step by step recipe to guide you:


  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Rolling pin
  • 1 Mixing spoon 1 Pie Pan


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup of butter (A little extra to butter the pan)
  • ½ cup of Crisco shortening
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ounce of cold water

Procedure :

  • Gather all ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Combine the flour, butter, brown sugar and shortening and begin to mix by hand.
  • Slowly add in ice water as needed to get to a good rolling consistency.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to set.
  • Remove dough and begin to roll using a rolling pin.
  • Butter the pie pan and place the rolled out dough in the pan and trim off the edges.
  • Flute (pinch) the edges for decorative look and place in oven for 15 minutes then remove.


  • 1 Dutch lady sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolk

Procedure :

  • Mix the sweetened condensed milk with three egg yolks in a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and stir until you can no longer taste the egg yolk.
  • Pour filling into pie crust that’s has been taken from the oven.
  • Place the pie back into the oven for 15 minutes (If the filling starts to bubble it’s been in too long).
  • Leave pie to cool for it set properly.
  • Enjoy