Refreshing Lemon Pie Recipe
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Refreshing Lemon Pie Recipe

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Have a little time on your hands, but your family still expects dessert with dinner? This easy-as-pie recipe provides a refreshingly simple solution. You'll appreciate the short list of ingredients-and the even shorter preparation time!
Recommended: 22 Best Summer Pies
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Mint leaves and lemon peel strips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 347 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, grated lemon peel and food coloring if desired; mix until smooth (mixture will begin to thicken). Fold in whipped topping; spoon into crust. Chill until ready to serve. If desired, garnish with mint leaves and lemon peel strips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Refreshing Lemon Pie in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 1996, p5

Sweet White Wine

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

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Brandi H User ID: 5643413 222846
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"So quick, simple, and delicious! I took this pie to a work party and it got lots of compliments."

Kzheff User ID: 7478395 202344
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2014

"quick, easy and delicious!! Nice and light ending to our Father's Day dinner!! Everyone loved it!! Will definitely be putting this one in the "keeper" file!!"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 20051
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"easy, very refreshing, instead of graham cracker crust use a regular pie crust, add poppyseeds"

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