Lemon Cream Pie

Lemon Cream Pie garnished with lemons and mint leaves next to a white bowl filled with lemons.

Unbelievably light and airy this Lemon Cream Pie is a lemon lovers dream. The buttery graham cracker crust serves as a base to a luscious lemon filling that has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. This pie taste like pure sunshine and is the perfect no bake pie anytime of year.  While this pie can be enjoyed anytime of year it just says spring to me. There is nothing more refreshing than a slice of cool and creamy Lemon pie on a beautiful spring day.  If you like this pie you will love my Key Lime Pie , check it out HERE. 

What is needed to make Lemon Cream Pie:

 

Let’s make Lemon Pie!!

All of the ingredients for Lemon Cream Pie

If you decide to make a my Homemade Graham Cracker Crust make it ahead of time and allow it to cool completely before the filling is made. This has  simple ingredients , the only thing sort of fancy is the mascarpone cheese. Cream cheese can be used in the place of the mascarpone if you just can’t find but I recommend sticking to my ingredients. The mascarpone lends a rich creaminess that really makes this pie wonderful .

Whipped mascarpone and whipping creamIn a stand up mixer with a wire whisk attachment start whipping the mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until it is creamy. Slowly add the cold whipping cream stopping to scrape down the sides when needed. Keep mixing on high until firm peaks form. Stop the mixer and add the lemon juice , lemon zest and yellow food coloring. Keep mixing until everything is incorporated .

Pouring sweetened condensed milk into the whipped mascarpone

Fold in a half a can of sweetened and condensed milk and mix until everything is incorporated. Pour the filling into a cooled pie crust and chill at least 8 hours.

Chilled Lemon Cream Pie with whipped cream ready to pipe it on

Once the filling has chilled make your whipped cream by combining the heavy whipping cream , powdered sugar and vanilla . Beat with a wire whisk attachment until soft peaks form .

Piping whipped cream on Lemon Cream Pie

Either pipe or spread around the edges of the pie and then garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.

 

Lemon Cream Pie garnished with lemons and mint leaves next to a white bowl filled with lemons.

Slice and serve !!

A slice of Lemon Pie on a white plate . The slice is garnished with Lemons and mint leaves

Commonly asked Questions:

  • Can  I use bottled Lemon juice?  NO ..I recommend fresh lemon juice and zest for the best flavor
  • Can I use a store bought graham cracker crust ? Yes but I recommend the larger 9 oz crust
  • What if I can’t find mascarpone ? Cream cheese can be used in its place but there are tutorials online how to make mascarpone from cheese cheese also.
  • Do I have to use freshly made whipped cream? Freshly made whipped cream taste the best to me but a premade topping can be used in its place
  • Do have to use a stand up mixer? No but you will need a hand held mixer. This recipe is to labor intense if you tried to mix by hand . If using a hand held mixer just don’t rush the process .

 

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Lemon Cream Pie

Unbelievably light and airy this Lemon Cream Pie is a lemon lovers dream. The buttery graham cracker crust serves as a base to a luscious lemon filling that has the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
4.05 from 23 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust * See Notes
  • 16 oz Mascarpone cheese Room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice See notes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 Can can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 of 14oz can
  • a few drops of yellow food coloring

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Optional garnish

  • Lemon slices
  • mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • If you choose to make a graham cracker crust allow it to cool completely before making the filling
  • In a stand up mixer with a wire whisk attachment start whipping the mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until it is creamy
  • Slowly add the cold whipping cream stopping to scrape down the sides when needed
  • Keep mixing on high until firm peaks form
  • Add the lemon juice , lemon zest and yellow food coloring . Mix it for a few minutes until everything is incorporated well and remove the bowl from the mixer
  • Add a half can of condensed milk and fold in with a rubber spatula , mix until it is incorporated
  • Poor filling into prepared and cooled graham cracker crust
  • Cover and chill overnight or at least 8 hours.
  • Once chilled prepare the whipped cream by beating the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla with a wire whisk attachment until soft peaks form.
  • Pipe or spread whipped cream around the edges of the pie
  • Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves

Notes

For my Homemade Graham cracker pie Crust click HERE 
If you buy a Store Bought graham cracker crust you will need the 9 oz deep dish
For this pie I recommend fresh lemon juice and not bottled 
Keyword Creamy Lemon pie, Lemon pie, Summer pie
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Jennysg
3 years ago

Wow, this is a beautiful pie! It looks so lovely! Since I was a kid my favorite desserts are always the ones with lemon. This is a winner, I will be making it this weekend. Thanks so much for the recipe!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
Sandhya Ramakrishnan
3 years ago

How beautiful this lemon cream pie looks and it is absolutely perfect for the spring season! I can’t wait to give this citrus cream pie a try.

Sharon
3 years ago

Easy, bright, and delicious! This is the perfect springtime dessert that’s also very easy to make.

Amanda Dixon
Amanda Dixon
3 years ago

This pie was delicious! I loved the richness the mascarpone added, but the lemon kept it plenty bright to make a wonderful spring pie. So, so easy too!

Adriana Lopez
Adriana Lopez
3 years ago

No doubt that this is one of my favorite pies ever. Lemon cream pie is easy and such a tasty dessert. Make it often.

Veronika
3 years ago

This lemon cream pie looks absolutely scrumptious! I am going to make it for Easter for my fmily, they will love it!

Moop Brown
Moop Brown
3 years ago

I’m a big fan of anything lemon flavored and this pie looks so perfect and has my mouth watering. Thank you for sharing!

organicallyaddison
organicallyaddison
3 years ago

I LOVE anything lemon! This is such a smooth and creamy pie. Perfect for this spring weather!

sugarlovespices
sugarlovespices
3 years ago

That’s a fabulous no bake dessert! You are right, it just screams spring with that bright yellow color and the lemon flavor.

Joyce Cooper
Joyce Cooper
2 years ago

Sure wish you could share with us recipes like these. But without cheese as a ingredient. I love lemon and lime and even orange. But can’t seem to find what I am looking for

Kat T
Kat T
1 year ago

Wondering since I didn’t see it anywhere – does the mascarpone need to be at room temp before starting. I just took the crust out of the oven so I’m waiting for it to cool. TIA