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This Creamy Lemon Pie is packed full of tart, lemon flavor and creamy goodness. This recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser!
Creamy Lemon Pie
This Creamy Lemon Pie is exactly the recipe you need to ring in SPRING! Okay, fine, it’s not Spring quite yet…but a girl can dream! The weather is still on the chilly side, but I have seen the sun a bit more these past couple of days. I’m pretty sure the groundhog said that Spring was on its way! Anyway…this pie is packed full of tart, lemon flavor and creamy goodness.
Tips For Making Creamy Lemon Pie
Did I mention it is the easiest recipe EVER? I think once I had the ingredients ready and thawed, it took me less than 10 minutes to put together. Then I just stuck it in the fridge and four hours later I had the perfect dessert. Make sure to use 2% or whole milk, otherwise the pie won’t set up quite as well. I used a prepared pie crust and Cool Whip for convenience, but if you want to kick it up a notch, you can use our Perfect Graham Cracker Crust recipe and make your own whipped cream! Feel free to get creative with your lemon garnish! Slice them up any way you’d like! You can also add a little whipped cream garnish if you’re like me and you just can’t get enough of that stuff.
Some readers asked why we didn’t use lemon pudding mix in this recipe. To me, lemon pudding mix just doesn’t have that bright taste that I look for in a lemon recipe. Sometimes the boxed lemon pudding mix can even have a chemical-y taste that I don’t like. When I make a recipe with lemons I love to have the fresh, tart lemon taste that makes my lips pucker! So, I decided to use vanilla pudding as a base so that the lemon flavor I love would really shine through.
Other Lemon Recipes You Will Love
If you love the taste of lemons like we do, make sure to check out our other lemon recipes! From lemonade to pizza – you can put lemons on anything if you believe in yourself!
- Peach Lemonade with Fresh Peaches
- The Very Best Lemon Bars
- Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Raspberry Lemon Poke Cake
- Baked Lemon Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce
- Lemon Buttermilk Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Lemon Pesto Rice
- Instant Pot Lemon Custard Cups
- Nothing Bundt Cake’s Lemon Cake
- Fresh and Easy Lemon Spaghetti
- Lemon Zucchini Bread
- Lemon Chicken Pizza
Creamy Lemon Pie
- 1 prepared graham cracker crust
- 1 3/4 cup milk cold, 2% or whole
- 8 ounces vanilla instant pudding
- 1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate thawed
- 8 ounces Cool Whip thawed
- lemon slices for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, add milk and then pudding mix. Whisk for 30 seconds.
- Add frozen lemonade concentrate and whisk for 30 seconds.
- Fold in Cool Whip.
- Pour into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or until set.
- Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy!
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IU love the tangy sweet-tart flavor of this pie. It is totally dreamy!
So delicious! The creamy and tart together are a perfect blend!
Yummy! Such an amazing lemon pie. I love how incredibly easy it is to make too. So awesome!
This was a bite of spring on my fork! Love the creamy, dreamy, lemony goodness. The whole family gave it two thumbs up!
This recipe is so easy and came out perfect! Thanks for making it so easy!
I have made the key lime pie and it is heavenly. I share my goodies with my friends, and they all love them and they ask for the recipe every time.
Thank you so much for sharing how much you enjoyed this key lime pie! And for the 5-stars!
How large a can of lemonade? How many Oz?
They usually come in 12 oz cans, and the recipe calls for half a can – so 6oz. Hope this helps!
The pudding mixes I’ve found are 3.5 oz or 5ish oz. Do you just use a combo of those? I just don’t want to use too much pudding!
Yes! I use (1) 5 oz and (1) 3.5 oz!
Why not use lemon pudding mix? No such thing as being too lemony is there?
Oooh that sounds delish! You’re totally right – the more lemon, the better! Let us know if you try it!