Friday, September 16, 2011

No Bake Lemon Pie from Southern Living Magazine (Aug 12, 2010)

Recipe Review .."Lemon Pie" from Southern Living

I came across a recipe in Southern Living Magazine the other day.  Actually there were two recipes.  "Cool Lemon Pie, Mama's Way or Your Way".  I really wanted to test the recipe for Mama's Way but I did not have enough time so I opted to try the "Cool Lemon Pie My Way", the no bake version.

  • (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • (3.4-oz.) packages lemon instant pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • (9-inch) ready-made graham cracker piecrust
  • Thawed frozen whipped topping
  • Garnish: crushed lemon drop candies


  • 1. Whisk together evaporated milk and next 2 ingredients in a bowl 2 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
  • 2. Beat cream cheese and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add lemonade concentrate, beating until smooth; add milk mixture, and beat until blended. Pour into crust. Cover and chill 8 hours or until firm. Dollop each slice with whipped topping. Garnish, if desired.

I mixed everything together as directed.  It was extremely tart so I did add some sugar, about 1- 2 tablespoons.  I would suggest adding sugar to your desired taste.
Then I placed it in the ready made pie crust and then  into the fridge for a few hours to become firm.

Took it out of the fridge and garnished it with cool whip and fresh lemons......

...looks yummy!

Then I sat down with a glass of milk and enjoyed a slice of my lemon pie.  It was good.  Joe and Erica said it reminded them of Key Lime Pie.
I think I will give it an 8/10 on my cooking scale which means I will make it again.

Roxy and Brodie did taste the pie and seemed to like it, but they like almost anything:-)
Happy Cooking Everyone:-)

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