This simple recipe can be served as is in a graham crust or you can dress it up with a strawberry or peach glaze. Either way, a little Cool Whip or whipped cream on top is good.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 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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  • Mix together the cream cheese, milk and lemon juice. Mix well and spread in graham crust. Chill until set, at least 2 hours, and top as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 7.6g 15% DV; carbohydrates 48.2g 16% DV; fat 27g 42% DV; cholesterol 67.8mg 23% DV; sodium 321.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (129)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2003
Very easy recipe. Make sure that the cream cheese if fully softened before mixing the ingredients. I added more lemon juice, because it just didn't taste like lemon pie. My family loves it. I have made it 3 times already. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2009
As indicated by other reviewers, this recipe tastes overwhelmingly like cream cheese rather than lemon. I used 1/2 cup of fresh lemon and plenty of zest, and still the cheese flavor was too strong. Furthermore, I beat the cream cheese- don't do this! Cream cheese gets grainy when overmixed, which I didn't know until I made this. Read More
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149 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 100
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2003
Very easy recipe. Make sure that the cream cheese if fully softened before mixing the ingredients. I added more lemon juice, because it just didn't taste like lemon pie. My family loves it. I have made it 3 times already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2003
Great recipe! Easy to make and delicious. I added a little lemon zest to take the flavor up just a notch. I'll be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
As suggested by others, be sure the cream cheese is fully softened, otherwise you get lumps in your pie. I made this with 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 TB sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, and 3-4 drops yellow food coloring. A sliced kiwi on top also adds a great touch. Yuuuuuuumy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This was a easy & a great recipe. I added a little vanilla and sprinkled some lemon zest on top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/11/2009
As indicated by other reviewers, this recipe tastes overwhelmingly like cream cheese rather than lemon. I used 1/2 cup of fresh lemon and plenty of zest, and still the cheese flavor was too strong. Furthermore, I beat the cream cheese- don't do this! Cream cheese gets grainy when overmixed, which I didn't know until I made this. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
This is a pie my mother has been making since I was a little girl. We call it a cream cheese pie. She adds 1tsp of vanilla extract and may use up to 1/2 c of lemon juice. It is a staple at family functions, and is always yummy. Mom always says it is very important to have the cream cheese at room temp, and beat it first separate from the other ingredients so you have a homgeneous mixture:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
This pie is great! Quick and easy :o) I did use 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice plus a T. of lemon zest. and a tsp. of vanilla in the filling. If you have the time to make your own crust, Do It! (1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar and 5 T. melted butter. Bake at 350 for 7 - 10 minutes) Also, If you have even more extra time and extra money, make your own whipped topping too! Directions: Place one cup heavy whipping cream and 3 T. confectioner's sugar in a chilled mixing bowl, beat until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of this delicious pie and enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2003
Fantastic pie. Quick and easy. Just one thing though. I don't know if it's just me but I thought the condensed milk slightly overpowered the other tastes. I think next time I'll use a tad less than what's called for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
Very simple and good. I covered top with blueberries and went very well. Brought it to a meetup and everyone liked it. Very fluffy. Read More
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