5/14/2013

5 Ingredient Lemon Pie



Does that look good or what??!! This recipe is super special to me for several reasons. My mom gave me the recipe. My mom makes it for me just about every time I come home. It only has five ingredients. It only takes five minutes to make - if that. Most importantly, it is DARN good! I ate a piece of it over the weekend- well actually two pieces that varied in size. Large sizes, that is... :)

My mom received this recipe from one of her good friends years ago and it has turned into a family recipe that I plan to pass down. It's sweet, tart, cool and creamy with the most delicious lemon flavor. I'm usually a stickler for all things fresh, but Cool Whip and Real Lemon Juice are my faves when it comes to this recipe. The next time you want to impress a last minute dinner guest or make a really good dessert for a warm summer day - this would be perfect. 



Here is what you need and what to do:

2 store bought graham cracker pie crust shells
16 oz Extra Creamy Cool Whip (thaw in refrigerator first if frozen)
1 can Eagle Brand evaporated milk
1/2 cup Real Lemon Juice (click on link for product)
Fruit for garnish (optional)

Add the Cool Whip to a large bowl. Stir in the Eagle Brand milk until fully incorporated. Stir in the Real Lemon Juice until fully incorporated. Divide the mixture evenly amongst the two graham cracker crusts. Smooth the top with a spatula.

Garnish the pie with your favorite fruit. Peaches and strawberries are my personal favorites! Cover the pie with the lid that comes with the crust. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.

This makes two pies. Thankfully, they freeze well! So if you only need one pie, cover the other and place it in the freezer before adding the fresh fruit. Defrost it in the refrigerator when you are ready to serve it.

Super simple. Super good!

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5 comments:

  1. My go-to lemon pie recipe is also a 5 ingredient one! Looks so yummy! When my mom used to make it she'd garnish it with peaches too, it would look just like yours ;)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. I love anything lemony and will definitely be trying this.
    Shelly

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  3. Easy peasy and one of my favorite flavors!

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  4. I'm not a fan of pie normally, but this looks YUM!

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  5. How funny, I'm not normally a pie girl either, but this does look prettyyyyy dang good!

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