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A slice of Atlantic Beach Pie

Atlantic Beach Pie

Atlantic Beach Pie is a study in contrasts- sweet & salty, creamy & crunchy! It's bright lemon flavor & whipped cream topping is perfect for any occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Atlantic Beach Pie, Atlantic Beach Pie Recipe, How Do I Make Atlantic Beach Pie, How To Make Atlantic Beach Pie
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigeration Time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 633kcal
Author Kathleen


For The Crust:

  • 1 1/2 sleeves saltine crackers about 60 crackers
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

For The Filling:


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • zest of one lemon
  • a sprinkle of flaky sea salt


For The Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Crush the cracker in a 1-gallon plastic bag with a rolling pin. (stop before crackers turn to dust; You want some little pieces.) 
  • Add the crushed crumbs, sugar, and butter to a medium bowl and mix until the butter evenly coats the mixture and the crumbs come together like a graham crack crust.
  • Press into an 8-inch pie pan. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes, then bake for 18 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

For The Filling:

  • While the crust is cooling (it doesn’t have to cool completely),  in a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks into the condensed milk, then beat in the lemon juice and beat until well combined.
  • Pour filling into crust, and bake for 16-19 minutes or until filling is set. 
  • Refrigerate until completely cold, 4 hours up to overnight (the pie needs to be completely cold to be sliced).


  • When the filling has cooled, make the whipped cream. Whip the heavy cream in a chilled bowl until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until peaks are just stiff.
  • Top the pie with the whipped cream then garnish the top with lemon zest and a sprinkle of sea salt.


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1133IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg