Recipe By Carla
Published Jun 11th
Prep 20m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 1 8-inch pie Calories 297.1

No sugar in this recipe, but I promise you won’t miss it. You can find agave nectar in health food stores. Also makes 20 great tarts.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ lemons, zested and juiced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 baked pie crust
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar, or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk water, 3/4 cup agave nectar, cornstarch, flour, zest and juice from 2 1/2 lemons, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil just until lemon mixture coats a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir butter into lemon mixture until melted; remove saucepan from heat.
  2. 2 Whisk 1/2 cup lemon mixture with the egg yolks in a bowl to temper the yolks. Return saucepan to medium-low heat and slowly whisk tempered egg yolks into remaining lemon mixture until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon lemon mixture into pie crust.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. 4 Beat egg whites and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice in a clean bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; add 2 tablespoons agave nectar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon egg white mixture on top of lemon mixture, making sure to completely cover the lemon mixture.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 297.1
  • Carbohydrate 42.9 g
  • Cholesterol 110.1 mg
  • Fat 12.6 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 4.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Sodium 242.9 mg
  • Sugar 26.5 g


  1. Easy to make and great flavor, I have made this pie several times and always a hit.
  2. This is the BEST and easiest pie I have ever made! When a neighbor shared from their abundant lemon trees I wondered what I was going to do with them all? Being familiar with Agave syrup (we use it in our coffee) l figured I d try it in this pie. It turned out tart/sweet - Read more ...
  3. I wanted to try this since it didn't call for sugar & I use Agave regularly. It was delicious. I didn't miss the sugar at all. The meringue was a bit funky but still tasty. I added a bit more zest for the twang but other than that I followed the recipe exact. I would - Read more ...
  4. This pie turned out great. It would have been easier if the recipe called for a particular amount of lemon juice instead of juice from 2 1/2 lemons. My lemons were huge so I had to research the equivalents. Other than that the recipe was easy to follow and we enjoyed the flavors and zero - Read more ...