Rating: 4.18 stars
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

A very easy '1, 2, 3' recipe you can whip together in no time with no baking. My grandma taught me how to make this, it is very enjoyable after a spicy dinner, on a hot day, or for those who love a tart and tangy dessert. You can add whipped cream if you like, or even beat sugar into the whites from the above mentioned eggs to make meringue.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 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

Instructions Checklist
  • Beat condensed milk and egg yolks in a bowl until smooth. Add lemon juice and stir until the mixture begins to thicken; pour into prepared pie crust.

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  • Refrigerate pie until set in the middle, 6 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 47.7g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 67.9mg; sodium 235mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2013
my mil has been making this recipe forever.. easy yummy and one of my hunnys favorite! only thing I did was double the recipe so it filled my graham cracker crust. Read More
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/04/2017
The filling never thickened and I was left with a loose pudding. I tried adding cream cheese and additional condensed milk. Very disappointing as I was making it for my daughters visit. The pudding like concoction tasted great. The only thing I can think of is it doesn’t specify what size lemons and so I just pulled 3 off my tree which made about 4/5 a cup of juice. Read More
(1)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2013
my mil has been making this recipe forever.. easy yummy and one of my hunnys favorite! only thing I did was double the recipe so it filled my graham cracker crust. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
This was a very easy recipe and very good. Reminded me of my mom's but she used vanilla wafers as a crust. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2017
I don't like to eat raw eggs, so I took the yolks and lemon juice and heated them up over a bowl of simmering water, whisking constantly until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the sweetened Condensed milk and then pour in the crust. Y Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/04/2017
The filling never thickened and I was left with a loose pudding. I tried adding cream cheese and additional condensed milk. Very disappointing as I was making it for my daughters visit. The pudding like concoction tasted great. The only thing I can think of is it doesn’t specify what size lemons and so I just pulled 3 off my tree which made about 4/5 a cup of juice. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Very quick and delicious recipe. I used lemon juice instead of juicing actual lemons. I think next time I make it may add a meringue on top of it. Recommendation though this takes awhile to set I suggest making it first thing in the morning then it should be ready by dessert time. I made it right a couple hours before dinner and it needed maybe another hour but they couldn't wait to dig in. Read More
(1)
Rating: 2 stars
10/20/2020
Filling never thickened, but tasted good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2019
I love this old fashioned recipe. I didn't change it one bit and it turned out perfect. I used a 10" Graham cracker crust and topped it with meringue. To die for! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2018
This recipe is just like my grandmother's that was a favorite of my dad's and he always requested it for his birthday every year. When my mom made it before ready made crusts were available, she would line the pan with whole Graham crackers. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2015
I've been making this pie for years. Everyone loves it and it's so quick to make. I use a pre-made graham cracker crust and top the finished product with Cool Whip. Read More