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Rich and creamy North Carolina Lemon Pie combines just the right amount of sweet and tart flavors. It’s made with a secret pie crust ingredient too.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Add the saltines and salt to the food processor and pulse until you have coarse crumbs. Add the melted butter and corn syrup and pulse until the crumbs are about the size of oatmeal.
Add the cracker mixture to a greased 9-inch pie plate. Use the bottom of a dry measuring cup or glass and press the crumbs into an even layer on the bottom and up the sides of the dish.
Place the pie plate on a baking sheet and bake until light golden brown, 17 to 19 minutes.
To make the filling – whisk the sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, cream, and lemon zest together in a bowl, add the lemon juice and whisk until well combined.
With the pie plate on the baking sheet still, remove it from the oven and pour in the filling and place it back in the hot oven. Bake until the edges of the pie are set but the center still jiggles, 15 to 17 minutes.
Place the pie on a wire rack and let it cool completely. Refrigerate the pie until completely chilled. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the pie and serve cold.