Sweet Recipe for a Cutie Pie

This easy as pie recipe for a Cutie Pie is a creamy and soul-satisfying dessert that's sure to brighten up your darkest day!  If you love the sweet taste of clementines, you'll love this!Five photos showing the Cutie Pie process and a big yellow flower- clementines, clementines being peeled, clementines being juiced, and the cutie pie on a plate topped with clementine slices and whipped cream

Clementines, also better known as Cuties, have a special spot on our kitchen counter. We love that they're so easy to peel, there are no seeds and they are intensely sweet. And did I mention healthy, too?

I took my family's favorite Key Lime Pie recipe and substituted Cuties for the juice. Why complicate things? Simple is often best!

Why This Recipe Works

  • This Cutie Pie starts with a traditional buttery graham cracker crust which is topped with a smooth and creamy clementine filling.
  • The filling is made by combining zest from the clementines, clementine juice, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk. I did mention this was a simple recipe, right?
  • Easy, creamy, soul-satisfying Cutie Pie, sure to brighten up your darkest day.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Graham crackers: Use these along with a little melted butter to make a graham cracker crust (you may also use digestive biscuits, shortbread cookies, or vanilla wafers).
  • Sugar: Used in the graham cracker crust.
  • Butter: I use salted butter in this recipe but you can use unsalted if you'd like.
  • Clementine juice and zest: For flavor.
  • Egg yolks: Egg yolks are a key ingredient in a cutie pie. See below for ways to use up the leftover egg whites.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: Used to sweeten and thicken the filling.

A slice of Cutie Pie (clementine pie) topped with clementine slices and whipped cream on a small plate with a bowl of clementines and the remainder of the pie in the background

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or Ziplock bag. Pour the crumbs into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and melted butter.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 5 minutes or until golden and set. Set aside.
  3. Mix the clementine zest, juice, and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add condensed milk and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture into crust and baking for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  7. Serve with whipped cream and garnish with clementine sections.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to let the crust cool for at least 15 minutes before pouring in the filling.
  • In order for the pie to properly set, it needs to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before eating.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Store A Cutie Pie?

Cover and store the cutie pie in the refrigerator. It will keep well for 2 days.

What Should I Do With Leftover Egg Whites?

If you have egg whites left over from this cutie pie recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

A slice of Cutie Pie (clementine pie) topped with clementine slices and whipped cream on a small plate with a bowl of clementines and the remainder of the pie in the background

Enjoy!

Sweet Recipe for a Cutie Pie

This easy as pie recipe for a Cutie Pie is a creamy and soul-satisfying dessert that's sure to brighten up your darkest day! If you love the sweet taste of clementines, you'll love this!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 18 whole graham crackers the 4-section large sheets
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted

FILLING

  • 1 tablespoon clementine zest Cuties
  • 1/2 cup clementine juice
  • 2 whole egg yolks
  • 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Make the crust:
  • Crush the crackers in a food processor or Ziplock bag. Pour the crumbs into a large bowl and stir in the sugar and melted butter. Press into a pie pan and bake for 5 minutes or until golden and set. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • For the filling:
  • Mix the clementine zest, clementine juice and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl. Add in the condensed milk and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve with whipped cream and garnish with clementine sections.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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4 thoughts on “Sweet Recipe for a Cutie Pie”

  1. I never would have thought to put cuties on a pie, looks yummy. I am sorry about your husband’s job and especially sorry about the people and situations it sounds like he was dealing with. You are so right about integrity. I hope he is able to find something good soon.

  2. Joanie, I’m sorry that happened to your husband. And I know it can sound cliche to say that it may be the best thing that’s ever happened to y’all. But, I’m hopeful that it is, especially after hearing what his work situation was like. Keeping my fingers crossed that the right and best opportunity is just around the corner.

    Now, for the dessert. I never would have thought to use Cuties in a pie but that sure does look good. I love citrus!

    1. Colleen, Thank you for your kind words. We are actually looking at this as an opportunity and perhaps a blessing in disguise.

      I love citrus too and Cuties are so sweet they were perfect in this dessert!

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