No Bake Lemon Pie – this has to be one of the easiest desserts to prepare and only uses two ingredients, well that is if you are using a store bought flan case like I have in this instance.
The pie filling is creamy, smooth and delicious, with a hint of lemon, however it doesn’t over power it. This little dessert really does hit the spot when you are wanting something sweet to eat or to purely impress the family with. It is one of those versatile desserts in which you can dress up or dress down and it never fails to impress.
I remember the day I first tried this dessert, it was served at a friends family function and you had to get in quick to get a piece, coz once it came out, his family charged it. I thought to myself, what is so special about pie? Well, it was a well known family recipe and obviously the one ‘special’ dish that his mum would prepare at each family event and they all were waiting for it. If you can imagine 12 hungry people sitting around wielding knives and forks and drooling, then you kinda get the picture.
His mum’s recipe uses passionfruit pulp, which adds those crunchy little seeds throughout the pie filling. I didn’t mind it but it wasn’t a favourite until I removed the fruit and just made it with the two ingredients! Can you guess what they are? If you guessed, lemons and a can of sweetened condensed milk. You are correct! Super simple, super quick and extremely tasty.
I’ve served this as a pie and in individual tartlet cases (for those who don’t like to share) and have always received positive compliments, with the words, ‘you can make that again’, shortly to follow. I assumed that they like it and to be honest, the best part for me, yup, you guessed it….licking the bowl. I mean, c’mon, it’s sweetened condensed milk for goodness sake, how can you resist sticking your finger into the tin and getting covered in that sticky, sweet goodness. I can’t!
If you would like to give this one a whirl, then here’s how to do it.
No Bake Lemon Pie
- 1 x 150 gram butter shortcrust flan case store-bought
- 1 x 395 can sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
In a large mixing bowl add the can of sweetened condensed milk.
Using an electric mixer, beat the sweetened condensed milk for 30 - 45 seconds to loosen.
Add half of the lemon juice to the sweetened condensed milk. Beat until combined.
Add the remaining lemon juice and beat for 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides.
Pour the mixture into a prepared flan case.
Refrigerate for 2- 3 hours or until set.
Garnish with lemon zest and fresh cream - optional.
- Lemons - if you don't want to squeeze fresh lemons and prefer to use the reconstituted lemon juice you can, it will still set, however the flavour won't be as intense.
Step by step instructions
— 001 —
In a large mixing bowl add 1 x 395 gram can of Sweetened Condensed Milk.
— 002 —
Using an electric mixer, beat the sweetened condensed milk for 30 – 45 seconds, just to loosen it up a bit.
— 003 —
Add half of the lemon juice to the sweetened condensed milk and beat to combine.
— 004 —
Add the remainder of the lemon juice to the sweetened condensed milk. Beat for 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken up. Stop to scrape down the sides if required.
— 005 —
Pour the mixture into a prepared shortcrust pastry flan.
— 006 —
Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until set.
— 007 —
Divide evenly and garnish with lemon zest and fresh cream.
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