Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  263
  • Protein  4 g
  • Carbohydrates  37 g
  • Fat  11 g
  • Cholesterol  62 mg
  • Sodium  168 mg
  • Potassium  81 mg
  • Phosphorus  65 mg
  • Calcium  47 mg
  • Fiber  .4 g

Lemon Cake-Pie

DaVita patient Peggy from Missouri shares her kidney-friendly recipe for Lemon Cake-Pie. Part cake and part pie, this dessert is filled with lemony goodness.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita patient Peggy from Missouri.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 of 9" pie


    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 2 eggs, separate yolks and whites
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 pie shell, 9" size, unbaked


    1. Preheat oven to 450° F. 
    2. Beat sugar and butter until creamed.  Add beaten egg yolks and stir.
    3. Add flour, lemon peel, lemon juice and milk. Stir to mix 
    4. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, until peaks form. Fold egg whites into lemon mixture and mix gently—do not over mix.
    5. Pour filling into pie shell and bake at 450° F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° F and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until filling sets and top is golden brown.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Due to high carbohydrate content, people with diabetes are advised to reduced the portion to 1/2-piece of recommended serving size.

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Lemon Cake-Pie



I made this twice. You do need to cook the pie shell slightly before filling. Also, I had to cook the filling more like 35 minutes. It is a good pie - shield the crust with tin foil while baking.

Nov. 28, 2009, 2:05 PM - Inappropriate review?

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