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Creamy and slightly tart lemon filling is baked into a sweet and sugary homemade graham cracker crust for a light lemon icebox pie.
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Lemon Icebox Pie

Creamy and slightly tart lemon filling is baked into a sweet and sugary homemade graham cracker crust for a light lemon icebox pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 260kcal
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

For the graham cracker crust:

  • 1-1/2 cups finely crushed cinnamon flavored graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the pie:

  • 3 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

For the pie crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all the pie crust ingredients in a large mixing bowl until crumbs are thoroughly coated with the butter.
  • Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch round pie plate.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow pie crust to cool completely before proceeding.
  • Make the pie crust first and let it cool unless you are using a store bought pie crust.

For the pie:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate the eggs, reserving the whites and yolks in separate bowls. Set egg whites aside.
  • Beat egg yolks until frothy.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk gradually. Leaving the mixer on, add the lemon juice.
  • Once combined, pour mixture into the pie crust.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the reserved egg at medium-high speed whites until soft peaks form. Reduce the speed and slowly add the sugar and the cream of tartar. Increase the speed back to medium-high and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Top pie with the meringue.
  • Bake pie at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until meringue is browned a little on top.

Notes

Pie crust recipe from Betty Crocker's Cookbook: Bridal Edition.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 150mg