No Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

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This no bake Lemon Cream Pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust.

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

My grandmother made the best lemon cream pie. It was silky smooth and so incredibly delicious. Once I was married, she and I decided that her traditional recipe could easily be adapted into a no bake lemon cream pie that would be easier to make and just as smooth and creamy without ever having to turn on the oven! It is perfect!

No Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

How to Make No Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

If you have ever had a slice of lemon cream pie, you’ll know how smooth and full of lemon flavor that it is. To make the classic, it includes eggs which then requires the pie to be baked and cooled before serving. For Southern summers, we do our very best to find every way possible to make meals and desserts that do not require us to ever turn on the oven! That’s why I love this no bake version of a favorite dessert.

All you need to make this no bake pie is a graham cracker crust and five simple ingredients!

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

To make it, you begin by making your graham cracker crust. Since this is a no bake pie recipe, I prefer to use the no bake graham cracker crust method. Of course, you can use whichever is your personal preference.

Then, you cream together your cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, zest along with your whipping cream until well blended and smooth.

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

Then, you spread the lemon cream pie filling into your prepared graham cracker crust.

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

Now you’ll chill your pie until firm, at least for an hour.

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

When ready to serve, top your pie with your lemon slices that you’ve cut into wedges.

This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust. // addapinch.com

Here’s my No Bake Lemon Cream Pie recipe. I hope you love this version as much as we do!

No Bake Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

5 from 5 votes
This no bake lemon cream pie is a quick and easy twist on the classic. Made with cream cheese, cream, and lots of lemon with a buttery graham cracker crust.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

Lemon Cream Pie Crust

Lemon Cream Pie Filling

  • 1 (8-ounce) package (226 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (57 g) confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 g) vanilla extract
  • 3 large (339 g) lemons
  • 1 cup (238 g) heavy whipping cream

Instructions 

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

  • Prepare Graham Cracker Crust according to recipe instructions. Use either the bake or the no-bake method based on your personal preference.

Lemon Cream Pie Filling

  • Zest and juice two of the lemons. You should have about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon zest and 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice. Slice the 3rd lemon and cut into quarters for decorating the top of the pie.
  • Beat the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice, and whipping cream together until creamy. Spread into the graham cracker crust. Place into the refrigerator until ready to serve, at least one hour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 21.6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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28 Comments

  1. Kristi says:

    5 stars
    You’re becoming very trusted in my kitchen. Thumbs up for this very tasty pie.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Kristi, I’m so glad you liked this lemon pie. Don’t you love how easy it is to make and don’t have to turn on the oven?

  2. Debbie says:

    5 stars
    I’m so glad I found this easy and amazing recipe. Perfect for spring and summer.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Debbie. I’m so happy you like the pie.

  3. debra says:

    made a similar recipe with mascarpone cheese are they interchangeable for this recipe?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I have not made this recipe with mascarpone so I’m not sure how it would turn out, Debra.

  4. Valerie Joyce says:

    I should have added that my granddaughter described it as a “bit of summer froth”