Whip this desert up in minutes and your guests will thank you!
If you are throwing a last minute dinner party and need a quick and easy dessert to whip up, we have you covered. Tarry’s fast 5 minute lemon pie is a no brainer. If you like key lime better than lemon then use limes instead. Citrus is the name of the game.
Tarry brought me a piece of this pie before I has seen the recipe. The pie was refreshing, rich with a zing of lemon. The crust was baked to perfection. When I learned how simple the recipe was, I had to share it with you all.
Seriously, we should all have a fail-proof recipe in our back pocket for last minute dinner parties or just for fun. One of the things that I like best about this lemon pie is that you can serve it chilled or frozen. I personally like it better frozen.
Make it the night before you want to serve it. Keep it in the freezer overnight.
Thaw the pie for about 20 minutes before you want to serve it… less if it is a very hot day. I thaw it just until it softens a little but still has the consistency of ice cream.
For Crust: 1 and 1/4 graham cracker crumbs 1/4 C sugar Tbsp melted unsalted butter For Filling: 18 oz block cream cheese (not low fat) 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C fresh lemon juice Lemon zest from one lemon
How to make the best lemon pie in less than 5 minutes ! Mix and press onto bottom and up side of a 9" pie dish 1 and 1/4 graham cracker crumbs 1/4 C sugar Tbsp melted unsalted butter Bake at 350' for 6-8 minutes, cool completely (I have also made this pie crust without baking it but I just like it better baked, then cooled, then filled) For Filling: 18 oz block cream cheese (not low fat) 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C fresh lemon juice Lemon zest from one lemon Mix with electric mixer until smooth Pour into cooled graham cracker crust 1/2 pt whipping cream sweetened with a bit of sugar and vanilla, whipped Cool pie in refrigerator overnight, add whipped cream before serving (or you can just add the whipped cream before you put in refrigerator)
If you like this recipe you may want to try the fresh strawberry cake with whipped cream frosting recipe.