This lemony cream pie is quick and easy. It is a favorite of my family.

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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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  • Squeeze juice from lemons into a medium mixing bowl. Stir in condensed milk and whipped topping. Pour into pie crust. Chill until set.

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Nutrition Facts

441 calories; 5.7 g protein; 56.7 g carbohydrates; 16.7 mg cholesterol; 243.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I've made this recipe for years and it's fabulous. However I use 1 cup of lemon juice to 16 oz. of Cool Whip. I also usually make my own pie crust. It is a family staple for me and I never make recipes this quick and easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2003
This was the fastest dessert I've ever made. I should have know that it was too good to be true. This is a "Cool Whip" pie with a hint of lemon flavor. I added about twice the amount of lemon juice, just to get a hint of lemon flavor. Read More
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73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I've made this recipe for years and it's fabulous. However I use 1 cup of lemon juice to 16 oz. of Cool Whip. I also usually make my own pie crust. It is a family staple for me and I never make recipes this quick and easy. Read More
(89)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I've made this recipe for years and it's fabulous. However I use 1 cup of lemon juice to 16 oz. of Cool Whip. I also usually make my own pie crust. It is a family staple for me and I never make recipes this quick and easy. Read More
(89)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
I read the reviews for this pie and took matters into my own hands. Since there didn't seem to be enough lemon flavor I used lemon juice squeezed from 2 lemons and the zest of the lemons. The zest enhances the flavor tremendously! It was delicious and looked even better with graham cracker crumbs sprinkled over the top. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/10/2003
This was the fastest dessert I've ever made. I should have know that it was too good to be true. This is a "Cool Whip" pie with a hint of lemon flavor. I added about twice the amount of lemon juice, just to get a hint of lemon flavor. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
So easy and everyone wants this recipe-Delicious! I use 1 tsp Lemon Extract for more lemony flavor and started using homemade whipped cream "Sweetened Whipped Cream" from this website instead of CoolWhip but because the texture is softer I freeze it (partially thawed some think it's an ice cream pie!). I also sprinkle lemon zest on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2007
Big hit!! Everyone loved it. I squeezed two fresh lemons and used bottled lemon juice to make up the difference. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This is simple easy tart & tasty! I sprinkled some lemon zest on top for a little color! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2008
This pie is super sweet. Curled my teeth with just the tablespoon of the filling that I sampled. Definitely needs lemon zest otherwise tastes just of cool whip and the sweetened condensed milk. I used the zest of two and 1/2 lemons. Use a micrograter to zest and it's a snap. Also zested 1/2 of a lemon to put on top for decoration along with a lemon twist. Definitely do not be tempted to put more cool whip on top as a topping. Not needed at all. This is of course not cooking. Just putting things together. Great when you need to take a dessert somewhere. Can make it in the morning in about five minutes time ready to take by evening. With the addition of the zest my pie was lemony. Would make again trying some kind of pie filling without the condensed milk added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2003
Easy and so delicious! Forget those complicated recipes this is really wonderful. Everyone picked this over the Lemon Meringue in my taste test. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2010
As written this tastes like Cool Whip with a light lemon scent (and even lighter flavor). Perhaps by "lemon juice" what she meant to say what "lemonade concentrate"--I've had several similar recipes using (thawed) frozen lemonade concentrate from a can cool whip & sweetened condensed milk with great success. This one despite using double the fresh lemon juice wasn't lemony (and I used only 8 oz. of Cool Whip as it no longer sells in 12 oz. standard here.) It was easy enough to adjust so I'm not going to knock this recipe down below 4 stars because everyone should have bottled lemon lime or orange juice in the fridge to adjust to taste. And everyone's tastes are different! Adding the extra lemon juice made my filling a bit runny so I'm going to serve this as a freezer pie which will be also super delicious and refreshing. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
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