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Poppy Seed Lemon Pie Recipe
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Poppy Seed Lemon Pie Recipe

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Finish off a summer meal with the fresh-squeezed flavor of pretty Poppy Seed Lemon Pie from our Test Kitchen. Guests will love this tangy, light and refreshing finale to dinner…and never guess how simple it is to prepare. For added convenience, make it ahead of time and tuck in the fridge…then you can both chill out until serving!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 10 to 12 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 371 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 185 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat milk and lemonade concentrate until smooth (mixture will begin to thicken). Fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Spread half into the crust.
  2. Add poppy seeds and food coloring if desired to the remaining lemon mixture; stir until blended. Spoon over first layer. Spread with the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Poppy Seed Lemon Pie in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p21

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Easy to make, if you do not have lemonade concentrate, you can substitute a 1/2 cup lemon juice and mix with sweetened condensed milk and continue with recipe. This dessert is light and airy and complimentary with any meal."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"Easy to make and everyone loved it! I used a regular baked pastry pie shell instead of the graham crust."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2008

"looks very tastey."

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