Lemon Cream Pie

Summer screams lemon!! Its refreshing and sweet and perfect, just perfect! No other word fits! I told my husband last night that I was uncertain who made the first no bake pie, but I love them with all of my heart! No bake pies are the the key to my dessert making success. I have never claimed to be a baker, but I am getting better, must come with age…

This pie can be made with any fruit, I have used Limes, Oranges and Strawberries… there is no limit to the imagination!

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Ingredients

The Filling

1 1/2 blocks softened cream cheese

4 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup granulated sugar

zest of half a lemon

juice of one large lemon

The Topping:

1 pint very cold heavy cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

AND: one ready made graham cracker pie crust

Note: Lemon slices for garnish ( optional )

 

 

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In your kitchen aid or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sugars and the vanilla, beat for a few seconds, or until well combined. Add the juice, zest and heavy cream… mix on med speed until the cream starts to thicken the mix, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Pour into the pie shell and chill for one hour.

After an hour, add the heavy cream and sugar to the mixer and beat until stiff. You can add to a piping bag, as I did and make it cute, of just smooth it on, either way is fine.

Add lemon slices for garnish and chill at least three hours.

TaaaDaaa!! Done! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezzy!

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