A refreshing and light dessert, perfect for summer.

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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 saucepan, combine gelatin, lemon juice and water. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften.

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  • Cook and stir gelatin mixture over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in grated lemon zest. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth. Blend in gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 15 minutes until thick.

  • Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spoon filling into baked pie crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

386.8 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 29.2g 9% DV; fat 28.6g 44% DV; cholesterol 71.6mg 24% DV; sodium 218.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
ADDITIONAL NOTE: USE A SHORTBREAD CRUST. IT IS JUST AS QUICK AS GRAHAM CRACKER AND TASTES MUCH BETTER WITH THIS PARTICULAR PIE. KEEBLER MAKES A GOOD SHORTBREAD CRUST. This pie was fantastic. I have made it 5 times or so over the summer and receive compliments every time. It has just the right amount of sweetness and just the right amount of tartness. The first time I made it I used some extra filling to dip some strawberries in which was very yummy. This gave me the idea to incorporate strawberries in some way. The next time I prepared it then I added 2 tablespoons of All Fruit strawberry preserves. Everyone raved about it and when I made it next I sliced strawberries and laid them on the bottom of the crust before I poured in the strawberry-lemon filling -- SOOO good!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2008
The texture is definitely not mousse-like. The gelatin makes it very strange. Also not very sweet. I used fresh lemon juice and it's VERY tart. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
ADDITIONAL NOTE: USE A SHORTBREAD CRUST. IT IS JUST AS QUICK AS GRAHAM CRACKER AND TASTES MUCH BETTER WITH THIS PARTICULAR PIE. KEEBLER MAKES A GOOD SHORTBREAD CRUST. This pie was fantastic. I have made it 5 times or so over the summer and receive compliments every time. It has just the right amount of sweetness and just the right amount of tartness. The first time I made it I used some extra filling to dip some strawberries in which was very yummy. This gave me the idea to incorporate strawberries in some way. The next time I prepared it then I added 2 tablespoons of All Fruit strawberry preserves. Everyone raved about it and when I made it next I sliced strawberries and laid them on the bottom of the crust before I poured in the strawberry-lemon filling -- SOOO good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
AMAZING! So creamy and just enough sweetness not too much. I will be making this again and again. Would be wonderful with fresh fruit as suggested by some of the other reviewers. Divine! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2008
My family LOVES this pie! It is tart but we like that. The lemon flavor bowls you over it is not too sweet but it's not too intense either. I agree with previous reviewers who say to use a shortbread crumb crust... it is awesome with this pie whereas graham cracker crust I think would just taste wrong. I don't see why people complain about the gelatin.... okay so the texture may not be authentically "mousse" like but the gelatin holds the pie together and it's not like the texture is bad. I would rather have my pie hold together and be easy to slice which is what the gelatin does for this pie. I am making this for Thanksgiving this year as my 8 year old begged for it. Thanks for a new family favorite! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2006
Great pie--wonderful for summer. Very light and cool. I used a shortbread pie crust instead of regular and I think that gave it a better flavor. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2008
Made this for a big family dinner and everyone loved it. Very refreshing and light. It's not really the consistency of mousse with the gelatin but it does hold together nicely and tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
I made this tonight and got rave reviews from my family. I used a graham cracker crust so it was much quicker. I'm going to try this again and make some mini mousses for a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2011
Everone LOVED this dessert. I made it with fresh lemons and it wasn't tart at all. I decorated with rings of blue berries raspberries black berries and strawberries so it looked pretty. For the crust I did graham cracker with toasted almonds and lemon zest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2009
The texture was a little weird but the flavor was good. Nice balance between sweet & tart... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2008
The texture is definitely not mousse-like. The gelatin makes it very strange. Also not very sweet. I used fresh lemon juice and it's VERY tart. Read More
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