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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.
3.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust * See Notes
  • 16 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 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 sweetened condensed milk
  • 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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