Lemon Icebox Pie

Posted: May 10

Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Lemon Icebox Pie takes after its cousin, the key lime pie, with its buttery, crumbly graham cracker crust and sweet-tart filling. Where it differs is the boldness of its citrus-bright filling, just as sunny as the color suggests! A wonderful addition to summer barbecues or garden parties, Lemon Icebox Pie is as refreshing and sparkling as a cup of lemonade. Just make sure to save yourself a slice and make plenty of homemade whipped cream to elevate its already legendary creaminess.


For the crust: • 14 graham crackers • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, melted For the pie filling: • 2 (14-ounce) cans of sweetened condensed milk • 4 large egg yolks • 3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt For the whipped cream: • 1 cup heavy cream


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2

In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers, granulated sugar, and 1/8 of the kosher salt until it resembles fine crumbs, about 20 seconds.

Step 3

Add the melted butter and pulse to combine.

Step 4

Using the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup, press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate. Avoid pressing down too hard.

Step 5

Bake until the crust begins to brown, about 15 minutes.

Step 6

Transfer the pie plate to a cooling rack to cool, for about 30 minutes.

Step 7

Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

Step 8

In a medium bowl, whisk the condensed milk and egg yolks until smooth.

Step 9

Add the lemon juice and the remaining salt and whisk until combined.

Step 10

Pour the filling into the cooled crust.

Step 11

Bake until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly, for about 20 minutes.

Step 12

Let the pie cool for 15 minutes.

Step 13

Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

Step 14

In a large, cold bowl, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

Step 15

Pile the whipped cream on the center of the chilled pie.

Step 16


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