Friday, March 25, 2011

Lemon "Icebox" Pie

My mom makes this pie often as it is a very favorite of my brother. My dad loves it too. It truly takes like 5 minutes to make. If you like lemon - you will love this pie - very refreshing.

This is a pie my mom learned to make from her grandmother - Mooney is what we called my great grandmother. This pie has been in my family for years. Basic but yummy!

Lemon Icebox Pie

1 small graham cracker crust
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 can condensed milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
small container whipped topping

Brush the graham cracker crust with melted butter and bake according to directions on container. This will give your crust that extra crunch. Allow crust to cool. Mix the condensed milk with your beaten yolks until thoroughly mixed. Slowly add the lemon juice stirring as you add. The lemon juice actually "cooks" the egg yolks so you have to stir constantly to avoid getting pieces of egg. Pour mixture into baked pie shell. Top with small container of cool whip.

*I also mix some extra graham cracker crumbs with a little melted butter. I toasted this on the same cookie sheet next to the pie crust when I heated it. Sprinkle this on the whipped topping for a more finished look.

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Anonymous said...

I am going to try this this weekend! Question: do you use fresh or bottled lemon juice! Thanks, Anne

Julie said...

Sounds truly amazing...I love lemon :)

Anonymous said...

Yum, this looks absolutely fantastic!!!