Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Refrigerator Lemon Pie

I grew up with my mom making the pie all the time.  As I grew up, it became my absolute favorite dessert.  Mom got in the habit of making this pie for me for my birthday and so it was.  Today, I am making this pie for my daughter, who like me looks forward to it every time.  It's a quick recipe, no baking, and ready by evening if you get it in the refrigerator in the morning.  It doesn't have a strong lemon taste, but it's light and airy - very addicting.  I don't know where the recipe came from, otherwise, I would give credit where credit is due.  So, without further ado.....


1 c. sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 - 3 oz. pkg lemon jello
1 c. hot water
2 pkgs. Dream Whip (makes 4 cups)
1 c. ice cold milk - 2%
1 tsp. vanilla
2 graham cracker pie crusts

Beat together the sugar and cream cheese.  Dissolve the jello in the hot water; add to the cheese mixture.  Prepare the two packages of dream whip with the milk and vanilla.  Add to the cheese mixture.  Pour into graham cracker crust or layer in parfait glasses alternating with crumbs.  Makes 2 yummy pies!