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Texas Sweet Tea Pie

Makes one 9 inch pie


  • 1 frozen pie crust thawed
  • 1 cup {2 sticks}unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup brewed tea cooled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • whipped cream for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll out pie crust and press into a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Crimp edges with a fork and chill until ready to bake.
  • Add butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
  • Add yolks one at a time and mix on low.
  • Now add cooled tea, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Stir in flour, salt and cornmeal until it's all combined.
  • Pour into pie crust and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden and pie is set.
  • You can chill until ready to serve or let sit for at least 10 minutes at room temp.
  • Slice and top with whipped cream.