Lemon Cream Pie

I’m kind of a die hard chocoholic in a bad way. I’ve been known to mutter things like “If it’s not chocolate, it’s not dessert” and other such snobby phrases about non chocolate dishes. But I’m changing my tune friends, and this cool and creamy pie is the reason! This past Easter I was looking for a dessert, and knowing that the family would be noshing on chocolate all day long, I got to thinking of alternatives for Easter dinner dessert. My boys are citrus lovers and frequently drink water dosed with lemon and lime juice, so I had a sneaking suspicion that this was going to be a hit. What I didn’t expect was how much I would fall in love with it myself, it’s AAHHHHMAZING!!!!!

Lemon-Cream-Pie I loved how smooth and fresh this dessert was, perfect after a heavy meal or a hot summer’s evening on the deck. The graham crust is delish and be sure to use the left over heavy to cream to make some homemade whip cream to top it all off! 

Lemon Cream Pie

Ingredients

1 cup heavy (whipping) cream, whipped to stiff peaks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled

For crust
1 cup graham crumbs
1 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp butter, melted

Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
vanilla to taste

Directions

In a medium bowl, add sugar to graham crumbs. Mix in melted butter until combined and press into a pie pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice until fully incorporated. Fold in the whipped cream you have already beaten to stiff peaks. Pour the filling into the graham crust evenly. 

Refrigerate at least 3 hours. 

For extra whip cream topping, beat together whipping cream, sugar and vanilla. 

 

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It’s a bit plain looking like this, but go ahead and dress it up with the whipped cream, seasonal treats like mini eggs, or my favourite – a big pop of red strawberries!

 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Lemon Cream Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled
  • For crust
  • 1 cup graham crumbs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • vanilla to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add sugar to graham crumbs. Mix in melted butter until combined and press into a pie pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice until fully incorporated. Fold in the whipped cream you have already beaten to stiff peaks. Pour the filling into the graham crust evenly.
  3. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  4. For extra whip cream topping, beat together whipping cream, sugar and vanilla.

 

This pie is just so light and airy, creamy and tart, smooth as silk…..I could go on and on about it. It was love at first taste for me!

Wondering about my super cute pie pan set? It’s a 91/2 inch silicone pan with server from Trudeau

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Comments

  1. Susan T. says:

    Lemon cream pie is a family favorite and I’m ashamed to say I’ve never made it myself. I should probably learn and surprise everyone!

  2. Heidi c. says:

    I thought this recipe would be so much more complicated. I can’t wait to make this!

  3. Such a classic dessert – you really cannot go wrong! It’s always a hit.

    • momvstheboys says:

      I’ve actually never really been a fan of pie, I think it’s the pastry I don’t like, so the graham bottom pie was a winner for me!

  4. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds really good, a nice dessert for the summer. I am not a huge fan of pie crust so the graham cracker crust works for me 🙂

    • momvstheboys says:

      Same with me Judy, I don’t like any traditional pie with pastry crust, but the graham crust is so good – like a cheesecake!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My kind of food, I’ll be trying this one out and I agree strawberries to go with it makes it even better.

  6. Yum! Love cream pies!

  7. Lynda Cook says:

    Now this is a pie I can make, it’s easy..lol, sounds so good, I love anything lemon so it wouldn’t last to long here, think I’m going to whip one up tomorrow, mmmm, I can almost taste it now!!!!

  8. loucheryl says:

    This sounds so easy to make and I’m crazy about anything lemon!

  9. nicolthepickle says:

    This looks lovely and fresh!
    I like your food style. The recipes you share are close to my idea of good food.

  10. This looks sooo good!

  11. I love lemon-based everything… Its so fresh and natural. I will have to give this a try. Thanks!

  12. kathy downey says:

    Oh my I would love this !

  13. I gotta stop looking at this or I am going to lose my resolve.

  14. This looks so delicious — rich yet refreshing. Perfect for spring!

  15. Laurie P says:

    I haven’t had a lemon cream pie in years…..I should give it a go, maybe for when my parents join us for dinner this week. Mom would be so surprised lol

  16. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks so yummy! I have never made this from scratch before but it’s perfect for a summer BBQ.

  17. Cream pies are so good!

  18. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I’ve never heard of lemon cream pie but it looks delicious

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