Enjoy this light, airy, non-filling chilled pie as a great dessert after a barbecue.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 pies
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the boiling water into a small bowl, and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Set aside.

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  • Beat the evaporated milk in a mixer bowl until stiff. Add the lemon juice and sugar; continue beating. Stir in the gelatin mixture and blend thoroughly. Chill for 1 hour.

  • Pour filling into the crusts. Chill until firm, about 1 hour, or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 39.2g 13% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 6.9mg 2% DV; sodium 219.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
I have looked for this recipe in the past but could not remember the name of it until now. Growing up my best friend's mom made this often for us. It is delicious and easy! She used all different flavors of gelatin. I remember that strawberry and orange were especially good. Yum!!...can't wait to make this!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2009
This was okay. A little too tart and texture was on the foamy side... but it was definitely edible. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2008
I have looked for this recipe in the past but could not remember the name of it until now. Growing up my best friend's mom made this often for us. It is delicious and easy! She used all different flavors of gelatin. I remember that strawberry and orange were especially good. Yum!!...can't wait to make this!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2008
This is a great recipe. I cut the amount of sugar to 1/2 cup and didn't miss it at all. In fact next time I make this I will only use 1/4 of a cup because it was still quite sweet. I also added a bit of cinnamon and ginger to the crust for a little flavour. So easy and definately a crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2008
Yum delicious and easy. Following the advice of the previous review I also used half the sugar and the sweetness was just right. I opted to use fresh lime juice (the juice of one lime). I didn't know you could beat evaporated milk stiff so it was a new experience for me. I'm going to make this recipe for my daughter's class when she shares the book "Pickle Chiffon Pie". Thanks Patti! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/04/2008
Well this was'nt my favorite but okay. I was in a little rush and I probably should have beat the evaporated milk little better because it was a little too creamy. But the taste was okay anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
My family LOVED this pie. It was very light and refreshing. I will definitey make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2009
This was okay. A little too tart and texture was on the foamy side... but it was definitely edible. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2013
I added a bit of cinnamon and ginger to the crust for a little flavour. So easy and definately a crowd pleaser. Thank You! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2011
I wasn't blown away by this pie. I've been looking for a recipe similar to this and haven't had any luck locating. I followed the directions exactly and it was too much sugar. The texture of the filling was a bit foamy. Overall it was good and light. I did receive compliments. However this is not something I'll make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2013
Very easy made 1/2 though for 1 pie. Will make for family reunion. Read More
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