Easy lemon pie. It’s a recipe we have been making for years! It is always on our holiday rotation. Whenever we want a lemon pie without all of the hassle, this is it! It’s so simple and tastes so good.
What you will need:
- 1 graham cracker crumb crust
- 2 – 14 ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup of lemon juice
Preparation: Less than 10 minutes
In a medium size mixing bowl, pour in your sweetened condensed milk. Add the lemon juice. Using a wire whisk, mix it together really well. Keep mixing a bit beyond when you think you should stop. You want to make sure it is combined really well so it will set up. It should be a pudding consistency when done. Then just pour it into shell. Scrape the sides to get all of the goodness out. That’s it!
Set Up: 3-4 hours (it should be pretty firm so you can cut it without it collapsing)
Put the lid on your pie. Slide it into the refrigerator and wait. This is the hard part! I promise it’s worth it.
When it’s all set up, you can cut a slice and dig in. Based on your preference of tartness, you can add more or less of the lemon juice to taste. I always worry that I put in too much, but it’s never been too tart. More is better. The times we have gone more conservative we wished we had added more.
Serve cold! You will also want to keep it cold. As it warms up it will begin to melt a bit.
I use to buy a powdered pure lemon, I wonder if I could use that instead of adding the lemon juice, that would make it firmer. I’ll have to look for that powdered lemon and try it! It really sounds delicious!
Just made the pie and waiting for it to set up. The filling tasted delicious. Easy, looks nice. Will use redi-wip to decorate with just before serving.
Made this but called it lemon pie in a bowl 😋. I layered baked grahm crackers with the filling. I didn’t form a pie crust. I made the crust with sugar, butter, graham crumbs, spread on a cookie sheet and bake for 7 min, let cool, break into pieces. Layer grahm pieces, lemon filling in a bowl, top with left over crumbs. Doing it this way you don’t have to slice. Spoon it out and serve😋.
The recipe sounds wonderful; I am anxious to give it a try because I really LOVE lemon! I also wanted to tell you how sorry I am about the loss of your son; I can’t even imagine how awful that would be. You are in my prayers.
I added 2\ 8oz. Cream cheese softened and 1/3 cup more of lemon. Yum
I can’t wait to see how this turns out for me. I have another lemon pie that is more compercate.
Just made this a few minutes ago. It took me longer to open the cans of condensed milk then it took to put the whole thing together. I’ve tasted this pie many years ago and as luck would have it I just happen to buy a graham cracker crust the other day. I’m cooking up a huge (7.5 lb) pork roast today and sharing with the neighbors. The neighbor loves anything lemon! So this will be dessert for everyone.
Very sorry for the loss of your adorable handsome son.
Mama made this using whole vanilla wafers to line pie pan. She also added two egg yolks to the filling. I love it.