July 10, 2015


I am a very big fan of Libby Murphy from
Twirl and Taste! 
Ms. Libby has a wealth of fabulous entertaining features
and the best southern recipes!
This recipe for Montgomery Pie is from her blog, 
so if you would like to read the history of this pie,
then hop over to.....

Do you remember the recipe for a warm lemon pudding cake?
It was certainly a long-time favorite for our family.
This pie reminds me very much of that little gem.
This pie is divine...
with a lemony sponge layer on top
and underneath there is a warm
lemony sauce!
All of this in a pie crust?
Oh Honey....
Need I say more......

2 eggs
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup water
4 tablespoons soft butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 deep dish pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat one egg with the lemon juice and rind, ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 cup water. Beat until smooth and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Beat butter and one egg in a large bowl; add 2/3 cup sugar and baking powder; then alternatively add milk and 1-1/2 cups flour (about 1/3 each time). Beat until smooth then spoon the mixture over the first layer of the pie.
Bake 35-40 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness. Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy. Be sure to spoon the lemon filling left in the pan over the top of the slice before serving.
Terry Ford, Curve TN.....Thank you Miss Libby!

ESTELLE'S SWEET TIP~ The baking time may vary in this pie. I had the best success for baking at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes. Be careful not to overbake or underbake. The top layer should be a firm sponge layer with the bottom being a creamy lemon pudding. 

We lived in Dothan, Alabama for close to eight years.
Our youngest child was born here and we raised
the first three children in Dothan
with beautiful fun-filled memories.
This was our home sweet home!
Indeed it was! 

It's Foodie Friday Y'all!



  1. Betsey, I knew there had to be a little bitty tad of Alabama in you!! (grin). That pie looks divine. Lordy Mercy, girl. my mouth is watering.

    1. We can thank Miss Libby Murphy for the recipe Latane! It's divine!!! Hope you enjoy this sometime! Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely weekend!

  2. I have a Montgomery pie in my pie folder...wonder how it compares to this one. Your description alone makes me want to bake it. A lovely one-level home for raising children for sure. You've been everywhere!

    1. We have lived quite a few places over the years...and they have been a wonderful experience....I would never want to have lived just one place my entire life....where have you lived throughout your life Vee? Let me know if you try the recipe! Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Oh my goodness, does this ever sound delicious! I wish I had a slice right now!

    1. Hi Cheryl...hope you try the recipe this summer! Have a great day and thank you for visiting!

  4. What was I thinking???? Coming to visit late at night with NO recipe card in hand??? No worries! I will be BACK in the morning!
    LOVED this post as I do ALL your posts!

    1. You are SO sweet Miss Linda! I hope y'all are getting some rest and feeling better! Stay cool as our TX heat is coming on strong....looking forward to seeing what the babies are up to this week...they are just beautiful..each and every one!


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