Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lemon Cream Dream Pie

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I've been on a cream pie making kick lately and have come up with a "Dream Pie Series".  This Lemon Cream pie is the second in the series.
I love lemon pie but don't always want the hassle of making a meringue so I thought a creamy lemon pie would have the best of both; the tart lemon flavor and the creaminess of either a whip cream or meringue topping.

This is a super simple pie that is quick to whip up and your guests will love it like we do!

Here's what you need:

1 single recipe pie crust or store bought crust
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
10 oz. lemon curd
8-16 oz. Cool Whip (depending on how full you want your pie)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Make a single pie crust or using a store bought crust place in a 9 inch pie dish and make a pretty fluted edge or other design.
Prick the bottom and sides of the crust with a fork.  Place a piece of parchment into the crust and fill with pie weights or dry beans to help the crust keep it's shape.  Bake for 10 minutes

Remove the parchment with pie weights carefully and set aside.  Continue cooking the crust an additional 2 - 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Set aside to cool completely (about 1 hour).

When the crust is completely cool make the filling.

In a medium bowl beat the softened cream cheese with the sugar until smooth.
Add lemon zest and curd and beat until completely smooth.

Here is the lemon curd I use :)
Next add the container of Cool Whip and mix until incorporated.
Pour into cooled crust and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours before serving.
Serves 8 - 10
Here's the handy printable - Lemon Cream Dream Pie

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  1. Beautiful looking pie!
    I love lemon-desserts (even lemon with chocolate), and a slice (or 2) of your delicious pie would be perfect for me now :)

  2. I love anything lemon and was really glad to see this wasn't labor intensive. Thanks for sharing Michelle!


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