Like a Key lime pie, but with lemon juice. You can garnish with mint leaves and lemon peel for an extra special touch.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, combine milk and lemon juice; mix until smooth (mixture will begin to thicken). Fold in whipped topping; spoon into crust. Chill until ready to serve, at least 4 hours or overnight.

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Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 53.9g 17% DV; fat 18.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 240mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2004
WOW! I made this pie for Father's Day brunch and it was a huge success. When preparing the pie I tasted the filling prior to putting it into the pie crust and was weary that it may not have enough lemon flavor. However after it chilled overnight it had just the right amount of tartness. My mother-in-law begged for the recipe and I'm almost ashamed to give it to her as it was embarassingly easy but FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing I will definitely be making this one regularly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
Just make the custard with 2 egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk than add lemon juice it might be more interesting. Frozen whipping cream can be add for the topping or fold either way is ok. Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2004
WOW! I made this pie for Father's Day brunch and it was a huge success. When preparing the pie I tasted the filling prior to putting it into the pie crust and was weary that it may not have enough lemon flavor. However after it chilled overnight it had just the right amount of tartness. My mother-in-law begged for the recipe and I'm almost ashamed to give it to her as it was embarassingly easy but FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing I will definitely be making this one regularly. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2007
An awesome summer pie! Excellent with BBQ or potluck if you want a light lemony dessert. I like to make my own graham cracker crust (buy the ready to use Keebler Graham cracker crumbs) since it tastes so much better - sweeter crunchier and homemade tasting. I think the ready made crusts always taste stale and they crumble and fall apart when you cut into them. Like others I added about 5-6 drops of yellow food coloring added 1.5 teaspoon lemon extract and increased lemon juice to 2/3 cups (use quality bottled lemon juice). Sweet and tangy similar to a lemon chiffon pie and will take you a whole 15 min. from start to finish. TIP- Freeze this especially if you add more lemon juice. Trust me it won't be 'frozen' but will taste like a silky key lime pie coming out of the freezer. The fridge isn't cold enough to firm this up. I also make this in a 9 in. springform pan which makes serving and cutting very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
This is my new favorite dessert! It's so easy and fabulous. I thought it wasn't quite lemon enough the 1st time so the 2nd time I made it I used 2/3 cup lemon juice and it came out a little softer but zingier which I like. I also put a few drops of yellow food coloring to make it the perfect lemon-yellow color. It's my new standby though it's so easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
Just make the custard with 2 egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk than add lemon juice it might be more interesting. Frozen whipping cream can be add for the topping or fold either way is ok. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2005
we call this Lemon Icebox Pie in my family. it's a family traditional favorite for over 40 years. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
This recipe is absolutely the best and the easiest ever!! It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and tastes wonderful! Big hit at my house when I have friends over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2004
Pretty good for a pie and really good for a no-hassle 5-minute pie. The cool whip doesn't even really have to be thawed. I'm going to try lime juice next time instead of lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
A great addition to my Easter Dinner. This pie was so easy to put together! I upped the lemon juice to 1/2 a cup added the zest from one grated lemon and used real whipping cream and a small amount of yellow food coloring. For those of us that love lemon this was a big hit. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
A lady at work makes this. light creamy not too tart or sweet. fantastic Read More
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