Torta di Crema di Limone, Santa Margherita

Lemon Cream Pie from Santa Margherita

Preparation info

  • Makes

    10 to 12

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

I often joke that the Italian and French rivieras should secede from their respective countries and form one of their own. The two regions enjoy many cultural similarities, especially in food. Thus this lemon pie from Santa Margherita Ligure, east of Genoa, is not very different from the ones found in the old town in Nice, except for the fact that it has a top crust.

The top crust may crack during baking if the filling begins to simmer after the crust has begun to set. Pay no attent