Lemon Ice Box Pie
Updated: Jan 4, 2020
While my mother-in-law was here for a two week visit, she asked if I would make her a Lemon Ice Box Pie. While it is not a pure New Orleans dish, this cool, refreshing pie is great on a hot summer day. On the day I made it, Little Rock set a record high with a temperature of 114. A slice of this almost made us forget about the heat.
1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 cup Pecan Pieces
1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Butter Melted
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a food processor. Press into a pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool before adding the filling
16 ounces Cream Cheese softened
14 ounces can Sweetened Condensed Milk
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.