This Lemon Ice Box Pie is made with a vanilla wafer crust and a creamy lemon infused filling. Topped with whipped cream and adorned with fresh lemon slices it's sure to appeal to dessert connoisseurs and pie fans of all ages.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Lemon Ice Box Pie
- 2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 6 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 ½ Tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cup sweetened fresh whipped cream or whipped topping
- lemon slices and mint for garnishing
- few drops yellow food coloring [optional]
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spritz a 9 or 10 inch deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
- Toss together the vanilla wafer crumbs, granulated sugar and melted butter.
- Press firmly onto the bottom and sides of he pie dish.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden and set. Cool completely.
- To prepare the filling: In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for 1-2 minutes until fluffy.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest whipping until fully combined and smooth. The color of the filling is more ivory than pure yellow. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring, if desired.
- Pour into the cooled crust and spread evenly.
- Chill thoroughly at least 6 hours prior to cutting and serving.
- Garnish with fresh cream or whipped topping and lemon slices.