Lemon Cream Pie with Marshmallow & Pistachio Crust

Lemon Cream Pie with Marshmallow & Pistachio Crust
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  • 8Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow cream, such as Fluff
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 lemons, zested, plus 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 sticks (8 oz.) unsalted butter, cut into tbsp.
  • 30 marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Spread the pistachios on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, 6 to 7 minutes; let cool. Transfer to a food processor and coarsely grind; transfer to a medium bowl and toss with 1/2 tsp. salt. Mix in the marshmallow cream. Using damp hands (moistening them again as needed), press the mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie pan to form a crust.

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1 tbsp. cold water.

In a large, heavy saucepan, whisk the sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and eggs. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens but does not simmer, about 8 minutes. Immediately remove the pan from the heat; whisk in the gelatin and 4 tbsp. butter until absorbed. Whisk in the remaining 12 tbsp. butter and 1/2 tsp. salt until the mixture is smooth. Transfer the lemon curd to a container; refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

Remove the curd from the refrigerator and spread evenly onto the crust. Freeze for 1 hour.

Preheat the broiler. Remove the pie and top with the large marshmallows; fill in the cracks with the mini marshmallows, Broil until golden-brown on the top, about 3 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly; slice with a wet knife.