This creamy 4 ingredient lemon pie is so easy to make. Plus it is no bake, so it is a perfect summer treat.
If you are looking for a cool and creamy summer dessert, you are in the right place. This super simple lemon pie comes together in just a few minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill.
My husband absolutely loves my grandma’s frozen key lime pie. She usually makes him one for his birthday and it is what he’ll request if asked what he wants for dessert.
Little Dude loves it too. Luckily it is easy to make.
So when she requested a lemon pie for her birthday this year, we decided to adapt her recipe and make it lemon. I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner!
This pie really is about perfect. If you have a mixing bowl and a spatula, you can put it together.
Making the Pie
We used a premade graham cracker crust for simplicity. Plus the plastic insert works great as a lid for transport.
Of course you can make your own crust with graham cracker crumbs and butter. Crushed vanilla wafers or gingersnaps would be good options as well.
The filling just takes a can of sweetened condensed milk, and 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip (or similar) and a lemon. Add the lemon zest along with the juice for even bigger lemon flavor.
If you don’t have a fresh lemon, you can use a third of a cup of bottled lemon juice instead. However the fresh lemon juice does taste better and it only takes a minute or two to juice it.
Just mix everything together and spoon into the crust. Then chill it for at least a couple of hours.
You can make the pie a day in advance if your want it to really set up. Just put a cover on it and put it in the refrigerator.
This lemon pie is also great frozen. Again, you will want to give it several hours in the freezer before serving.
That’s all it takes! You can be digging into a cold piece of lemon heaven as soon as it is done chilling.
More Super Easy No Bake Pies
Another great way to satisfy your sweet tooth during the summer is a 3 ingredient Jello pie. It can easily become any fruit flavor of Jello that you love.
Easy creamy banana pie is another great no cook recipe. It is quick and easy to put together as well!
No-bake key lime cheesecake pie is super cream and oh so dreamy. Swirls of cream cheese whipped cream make it extra beautiful. It is an absolute favorite.
Or make a fluffy peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust. It is rich and creamy.
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- 1 9 inch graham cracker crust
- 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz. Whipped Topping
- 1 lemon
- Zest and juice the lemon.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the whipped topping, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Spread lemon filling mixture in graham cracker crust.
- Chill or freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Serve cold or frozen.
If you want to use bottled lemon juice, use 1/3 cup of lemon juice.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 0gSugar: 32gProtein: 5g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.