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Lemon Icebox Pie : This Is What I’ve Been Looking For

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This pie is silky smooth with a bright lemon flavor and the best whipped cream I've ever had. "A crisp crust; a sweet-tart filling with a cool, creamy texture; and an ethereally light whipped topping."--Carolyn Purpura MacKay (Creator)

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 20 min hands on
    30 min baking
    4 hours cooling/chilling
    TOTAL: 4 hours 50 min.


  • 9 whole graham crackers
    3 Tbsp granulated sugar
    5 Tbsp salted butter
    2 (14 oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
    3 large egg yolks
    3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp lemon juice (5 lemons)
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Number of Servings

  • 8


  • 9-inch pie plate
    Dry measuring cup or flat-bottomed glass
    Wire cooling rack
    Electric mixer and bowl


  • Preheat oven to 325°

Additional Notes

I’ve developed a chocolate version–Cindy’s Velvety Chocolate Ice Box Pie. Look for that–it’s amazing!

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