Lemon Ice Box Pie

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This incredibly easy pie has a soft, custard-like texture and bright lemon flavor.

Note: Totally optional, but this pie is nice garnished with berries.

Lemon Ice Box Pie

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 8-10
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:3 hours 30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: Cheap and Easy Do-Ahead Lunch


  • 1 1/4 cup finely crushed grahm cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 2 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 10 inch deep dish pie dish.

  2. 2

    In a small bowl, mix together crumbs and butter until uniformly moist. Press mixture along bottom and sides of pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes, then let cool.

  3. 3

    In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks until lightly beaten. Add condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Whisk until combined.

  4. 4

    Pour filling into pie crust and bake until just set, about 15 minutes. Let cool then cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.


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