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Lemon Icebox Pie

A concentrated lemon filling plus a graham cracker crust creates the most perfect dessert. This delicious lemon icebox pie is delightful and so delicious. A small chilled slice goes a long way. It’s the perfect summer treat!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 486.67kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 14 graham crackers broken in pieces
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. salted butter melted
  • 2 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 8 large egg yolks


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a food processor, pulse the graham crackers with the sugar and salt until finely ground but not powdery. Add the butter and pulse until the crumbs are evenly moistened; transfer to a 9-inch springform pan and press into the bottom and two-thirds up the side. Set the pan on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the condensed milk with the lemon juice. In another bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the lemon zest with the egg yolks until pale. Beat in the condensed milk mixture until smooth. Pour the filling into the crust.
  • Bake the lemon pie for about 25 minutes, until the edges are set and the center jiggles slightly when the pie is moved. Transfer the pan to a rack; let cool for 1 hour. Loosely cover the pie pan with plastic wrap and freeze the pie for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Wrap a warm, damp kitchen towel around the side of the springform pan to release the pie; remove the ring. Using a hot knife, slice the pie, transfer to plates and serve.


A homemade whipped cream is just the perfect topping to a perfect lemon flavored dessert!
Feel free to enjoy this both frozen or just refrigerated. The texture firms up a bit and gives it just a little something frozen! Both are great options.
To make this a simpler recipe, simply purchase a pre-made graham cracker crust.


Calories: 486.67kcal | Carbohydrates: 68.45g | Protein: 12.8g | Fat: 18.98g | Saturated Fat: 10.01g | Cholesterol: 184.93mg | Sodium: 375.65mg | Fiber: 0.78g | Sugar: 57.81g
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