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Frosty Lemon Pie

Meet the Cook: This pie is a nice light and refreshing finish to a summer picnic or patio supper. I like that it can be made ahead. Married for 35 years, I've always enjoyed cooking. We have two grown sons and three small granddaughters. -Judith Wilke, Dousman, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Dash salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream, softened, divided
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • Whipped topping, fresh mint and lemon zest strips, optional


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, lemon juice, butter and salt; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted. Whisk a small amount of sugar mixture into eggs; return all to the pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  • Spread half of ice cream into the crust; freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Cover with half of the lemon mixture; freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Repeat layers. Cover and freeze for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with whipped topping, mint and lemon zest strips.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 391 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • senzascusa
    Nov 17, 2010

    PS, I mean I double the whole lemon mix--not just the lemon ingredient!

  • senzascusa
    Nov 17, 2010

    I can't believe no one has rate this yet! It is the BEST EVER dessert, lemon pie, etc. I make this frequently for guests as it is so impressive. I have never NOT been asked for the recipe! I hate to give it out though as it is such a star! Seriously though, this is incredible and worth the time. I usually double the lemon or the lemon layers are very thin. The lemon is far richer than normal lemon pie, so it isn't as good if you substitute as store bought mix. Also, don't quadruple this and use it to make traditional lemon pie! Way too sweet then!!!