Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie - by kitchennostalgia.com
Lemon Icebox Pie is a Southern dessert named “icebox” because in old times it was set in the refrigerator rather than baked. This is a no bake, eggless and lower-in-fat version. There are many variations of this recipe. Usually it is made using condensed milk. My version uses firm low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt. I also added some lemon juice and finely grated lemon zest to give it more intense, tangy lemon flavor. The low-fat whipped topping helps to maintain a creamy, ice-cream like texture to the filling. This filling is poured into a cookie crumb crust made of graham crackers or other types of cookies, like vanilla wafer cookies. After refrigeration, Lemon Icebox Pie is served with whipped cream topping.

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Lemon Icebox Pie
Serves: 12
  • CRUST:
  • 2 cups cookie crumbs (like graham cracker crumbs)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3-6 Tbsp milk
  • 3 tsp powdered gelatin
  • 2 cups PREPARED vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups low-fat firm yogurt (like Greek yogurt)
  • 10 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup low-fat whipped topping
  • 1 cup low-fat whipped topping
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  1. CRUST: Put cookie, melted butter and 3 Tbsp milk in a food processor. Mix until crumbs form a ball. If necessary, add more milk, but the mixture should not be soggy. Press crumbs in bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. FILLING: In a small bowl, combine gelatin with ¼ cup cold water. Let stand 5-10 minutes.
  3. Mix pudding, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and 1 cup of low-fat whipped topping. Heat gelatin mixture gently, stirring until dissolved. Add it to lemon filling and stir. Pour into cookie crumbs crust and refrigerate until set.
  4. TOPPING: Before serving, top with whipped topping.

Lemon Icebox Pie - by kitchennostalgia.comLemon Icebox Pie - by kitchennostalgia.comLemon Icebox Pie - by kitchennostalgia.com


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