Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

This lemon cream cheese pie is easy as… pie! With only 4 ingredients in the filling and no baking required, it’s a sweet-tart dessert everyone will love!

This no-bake dessert is cream cheese, whipped topping and lemon pie filling combine in a powerhouse of flavors.

And don’t forget the graham cracker crust! The king of crusts in my opinion.

Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Photo

Lemon desserts might possibly be my favorite desserts. It’s hard to choose after the no bake oreo dessert I ate recently that blew my socks off!

Ok just kidding. I wasn’t wearing socks to begin with.

In all seriousness though, I absolutely love a good lemon dessert. They’re so refreshing and full of citrus delight.

Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Picture

This pie works so well since sour lemon is the perfect complement to the richness of cream cheese.

But first, begin with the crust. I always make my own graham cracker crust from scratch.

To prepare this lemon cream cheese pie even quicker, you can use a premade crust or a box of graham cracker crumbs.

This crust doesn’t need to be baked since it sets while it chills. Another win in my book!

Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Image

For the filling beat together cream cheese and sugar until light and smooth. Then you’ll beat in half a can of lemon pie filling. You can also substitute lemon curd if you want to get fancy.

Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping (or homemade whipped cream) to lighten the whole thing up.

The only reason I don’t add the entire tub of whipped topping is because I save some to dollop on top of the pie. If you’d like to skip this step, go ahead and fold in all of the whipped topping at once.

You will still finish the pie with the remaining lemon pie filling. I love the glossy, lemony layer this adds. Finally, chill until set and serve.

Take this lemon cream cheese pie to a potluck or serve to family after a comforting dinner of homemade beef stroganoff.

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Lemon Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

    8 Servings

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, melted
For the Filling:
  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 can Lemon Pie Filling, divided
  • 1 8-ounce container Whipped Topping, divided
  • Lemons, for garnish

Directions

  1. For the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter.
  2. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in half of the pie filling. Fold in two-thirds of whipped topping.
  5. Spread into prepared pie crust.
  6. Spread remaining pie filling over cream cheese layer.
  7. Garnish with dollops of remaining whipped topping and sliced lemon, if desired.
  8. Chill thoroughly, at least 2 hours, before serving.

 

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 8 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 135 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 150
Calories 505

% Daily Value*
29%
Total Fat 19g
53%
  Saturated Fat 11g
8%
Sodium 202mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate 62g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 45g
6%
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!