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Simple Lemon Pie

"Lemon Meringue Pie is one of my favorites, and this yummy, sweet-tart version is so good that no one will suspect that it's light. Plus, a slice is the perfect choice for the diabetic in your family.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (.8 ounce) sugar-free cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lemon gelatin
  • 2-1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping


  • In a small saucepan, combine pudding mix and gelatin. Add water and lemon juice; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Spread with whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 146 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Connie
    May 9, 2020

    Ingredients should say 1 large box of sugar free cook and serve pudding. (the .8oz is the small box) The jello is the small box of sugar free. I cut the lemon juice to 1/4 cup. I added 3 packets of splenda (after the cooking) It thickened up just fine but is still a little tart. For a sugar free desert I think it is good.

  • KarenKeefe
    Apr 23, 2020

    Simple and tastes just like my Mom used to make! Delicious!

  • Linda
    Mar 10, 2019

    I feel like send you a bill for this INCORRECT ingredient list for this lemon pie!

  • aramat57
    Nov 26, 2014

    Easy and delicious. I have made this many times, sometimes with actual lemon juice, sometimes with the bottled stuff, and even with the dehydrated lemon crystals. We find it is too tart as written, so I add 1/4 cup of Splenda. I have never had a problem with it thickening.

  • Margie111
    Apr 11, 2013

    This recipe seems to have incorrect measurements. As others mention, it did not thicken even after adding cornstarch. The flavor was just okay, not great.

  • kathyvahey
    Apr 6, 2013

    remember to give 6-8 hours to set up and remember to use cook and serve pudding

  • eyelash
    Mar 31, 2013

    I wish I would have read the reviews before doing this recipe. I also tried twice in one day and could not get it to thicken. I wouldn't waste my money on the ingredients for this one!

  • redrobin2207
    Jan 20, 2012

    To the people who say this does not thicken. Are you using the 8 oz. (large) package of pudding mix??

  • Tingers
    Jan 14, 2012

    I tried this recipe twice in one day. It did not thicken either time. I wouldn't waste the ingredients to try this one!!

  • carolinerushing
    Dec 23, 2011

    When you cooking puddin's on stove top it always come out runny I prefur the kind that you just add milk and chill comes out great