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Easy Lemon Icebox Pie

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This Easy Lemon Icebox Pie is made with sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and a pre-made graham cracker pie crust. It is the perfect dessert on a warm spring or summer day, or anytime you have a craving for lemon! It is the best lemon icebox pie recipe ever!

A slice of easy lemon icebox pie on a plate with two lemon wedges.

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Why I Love This Pie

I was introduced to this delicious lemon pie on my second Disney Cruise on the Disney Dream. Disney Cruises are a great time to try new food items, and while dining at Animator’s Palate, our server recommended the Lemon Icebox Pie as the best dessert on the menu.

Dining room of Animator's Palate.

So I ordered it, and was definitely not disappointed! As someone who likes to recreate Disney recipes at home, I knew that this pie was next on the list!

A lemon icebox pie and a Disney Cruise Line mug.

Why is it called an icebox pie?

This pie gets its name from the fact that it needs to be refrigerated (or “iced”) in order to set properly. It is similar to a cheesecake in that respect, but much easier to make!

Lemon ice box pie with whipped cream and a Mickey Mouse towel.

What is lemon pie filling made of?

This lemon pie filling is made with just three ingredients: lemons, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk. That’s it! It is so simple, but so delicious!

Lemon Icebox Pie and a Disney Cruise mug.

Fresh Lemon Juice vs. Bottled Lemon Juice

For this recipe, I recommend using fresh lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice just doesn’t have the same potent flavor, and it can make your pie taste a little more bland.

If you don’t have any fresh lemons on hand, you can definitely use bottled lemon juice in a pinch. Just be aware that the flavor won’t be quite as strong.

A hand rolling a lemon on a green cutting board.
Tip: Rolling a lemon before juicing helps get more juice.

How Long Will This Pie Last?

This Easy Lemon Ice Box Pie will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. If preferred, you can freeze this pie for up to 3 months.

A slice of lemon icebox pie next to the full pie.

How To Store Lemon Icebox Pie

To store this pie, make sure it is covered tightly and placed in the refrigerator.

Ingredients for Easy Icebox Lemon Pie.

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Pre-Made Graham Cracker Crust- I wanted to make this recipe as easy as possible, that is why I used a store-bought pie crust. If you prefer, a homemade graham cracker crust would be amazing as well.

Lemon Juice You will need about 6-8 lemons to make enough juice for this pie or you can use bottled lemon juice.

Sweetened Condensed Milk- This is what gives the pie its creamy consistency.

Egg Yolks- The egg yolks help to thicken the filling and make it set up properly. I used large eggs.

Lemon Zest- The lemon zest is optional, but I think it really adds a nice flavor to the pie. The zest from one lemon should be enough.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Lemon zest in a bowl with two sliced lemons.
Lemon Zest

Instructions

[1] Prepare the lemons by squeezing the juice from 6-8 lemons to make 1 1/4 cups of juice and zesting 1 lemon.

Lemons cut in half on a green cutting board and a Mickey Mouse towel.

[2] Pour the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

Lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl to make lemon pie filling.

[3] In a separate bowl or food processor, beat together the lemon zest and egg yolks.

Lemon zest in a bowl and egg yolks in a food processor to make lemon icebox pie.

[4] Pour the egg mixture into the lemon juice mixture and stir until completely combined.

Egg yolks mixed with lemon juice and condensed milk in a glass bowl with a Mickey Mouse whisk and kitchen towel.

[5] Pour the pie filling into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.

Unbaked Lemon Icebox Pie filling in a graham cracker crust.

[6] Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool for one hour, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours to overnight before serving.

Freshly baked lemon icebox pie with lemons and a Mickey Mouse towel.

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Easy Lemon Icebox Pie

Easy Lemon Icebox Pie

Yield: 8 Slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 40 minutes

This Easy Lemon Icebox Pie is made with sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and a pre-made graham cracker pie crust. It is the perfect dessert on a warm spring or summer day, or anytime you have a craving for lemon! It is the best lemon icebox pie recipe ever!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pre-Made Graham Cracker Pie Crust, 9 inches
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Lemon Juice
  • 2 (14 ounce) Cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 8 Egg Yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Zest
  • Whipped Cream (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the lemons by squeezing the juice from 6-8 lemons to make 1 1/4 cups of juice and zesting 1 lemon.
  2. Pour the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  3. In a separate bowl or food processor, beat together the lemon zest and egg yolks.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the lemon juice mixture and stir until completely combined.
  5. Pour the pie filling into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool for one hour, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours to overnight before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g
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