Lyndsay is one of my favorite food bloggers. I’ve been following her recipes for awhile now. She always seems to know exactly what I’m in the mood for and then she seals the deal with gorgeous shots that would make anyone crave a bit of what she’s just created. If you don’t believe me, check out this incredible lemon pie. And when you’re finished oohing and ahhing, head over to Lyndsay’s blog; Pinch of Yum for more taste tantalizing treats.
Calling all lemon lovers! And all non-lemon lovers! It really doesn’t matter what your thoughts are on lemon desserts, because this is a dessert in a league entirely of its own.
I will be the first to admit that I typically don’t like lemon-y sweets. Lemon bars, lemon pies, lemon curd? None of it really appeals to me. However, I absolutely love this pie. That’s my testimonial for all the non-lemon lovers . Just give it a try. I dare you not to like it.
And why wouldn’t you try it, since you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now?
I should also mention that although this is called “Grandma’s Creamy Lemon Pie”, I don’t know if the recipe is really my Grandma’s. Regretfully, I found a suspiciously similar recipe on the inside wrapper of the sweetened condensed milk.
But never mind that. She is the one who introduced me to this little slice of heaven, and it always reminds me of her, so I hold firmly to the belief that this recipe is “hers”.
Choosing a recipe for a guest blog is a big deal. Especially when you are a first time guest-blogger like myself. So I chose this recipe because it is an easy, foolproof crowd-pleaser (that is amazingly fluffy and delicious).
And yet, somehow, when I pulled the pie out of the freezer, I could not get the pie pieces out of the pan. They were stuck. I panicked. This was supposed to be easy. I thought I was going to have to start all over and make it again. Or go to Baker’s Square and buy a stand-in pie slice.
And then I realized the true genius behind this dessert – you could totally botch the pie slice formation, and it would still taste good! This is a picture of the poor first slice that was taken out of the pan. Is it beautiful? Well, that’s arguable.
But a parfait with white, fluffy, citrus-y goodness filled with graham cracker crumbles and boysenberry jam? You can’t go wrong with something that delicious.
Grandma’s Creamy Lemon Pie with Boysenberry Sauce; serves 8
1 pkg. graham crackers, crushed (about 9 crackers)
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbs. butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. whipped topping (aka Cool Whip)
Preheat the oven to 375. Combine first four ingredients and press into a pie pan with the back of a spoon. Bake for 8 minutes and cool for at least 15 minutes.
Pour sweetened condensed milk into a large mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lemons and lime into the bowl and whisk together. Fold in the whipped topping and stir until combined.
Pour lemon mixture into piecrust. Freeze overnight. Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving.
Whisk a few tablespoons of blackberry jam with a tablespoon of water until you get a good consistency. Pour over slices and enjoy!
Melissa R says
Looks YUMMY : )
This sweet sounds so easy and looks so scrumptious I am putting it in my sweet recipes!
Love the term little slice of heaven and love the fact it can be made ahead and stores in teh freezer. Very tempting and I have teh ingredients.
Wow, your photography is truly stunning! I never would have thought after that first gorgeous picture that the pie was so easy to make. Awesome.
Mari's Cakes says
You have made my day!! Yummy 🙂
Oh! This lemon pie sure looks delicious, so light and I love the sauce on it…not only gives the pie some color add some flavor as well. Will have to try it…and soon. Hope you are having a great week 🙂
Kevin is running out to the store right now to get the lemons for me to make this pie TONIGHT! Thanks for the inspiration.
I, on the other hand, love all lemon desserts! This one looks incredible.
Looks delicious and so refreshing! I love when there is interesting berry name is involved 🙂
First time leaving comment here and first time I will be heading over to the Pinch of Yum! Looking forward to reading your other recipes.
Oh, this looks so amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I am thinking Easter Dessert!!
Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says
No matter what the slice looks like, this pie has all the ingredients that make my taste buds stand at attention. Yummy.
Your blog is impossible to read unless one highlights the text.
I love your posts Julie. Everything in your website looks great. 🙂
Miel Abeille says
Lyndsay! What a great recipe to share — easy & delicious! Great post!
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
I love that you rescued the broken piece by making a parfait Lydsay, great post!
Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum says
Thanks everyone! Julie, I hope you had a great time at Disney! 🙂
great guest post looks amazing
Biren @ Roti n Rice says
This pie sure looks good! Thanks Lyndsay for sharing your family recipe. Julie, great choice for a guest post. 🙂
Feast on the Cheap says
This looks REALLY good!
Holly L says
Creamy lemon pie….yum! Boysenberry sauce…double yum.
Yum! That boysenberry sauce looks so good…especially with the creamy pie. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow. I’m here with my love and my family, and I’m so thankful for the hope that comes on Easter morning. Take care!
Jen-Eighty MPH Mom says
This looks heavenly! I love light desserts for the warm weather too…thanks!
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