Light and delicious, this easy old-fashioned lemon icebox pie takes dessert up a notch thanks to coconut in the crust, which boosts both flavor and texture. For the brightest hit of citrus use fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Look for graham crackers made with 100% whole-wheat flour to get the most fiber. Seeing graham flour on the label? Good news--that's coarsely ground whole-wheat.

Sarah Epperson
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
3 hrs 55 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, coconut, oil and salt in a medium bowl. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until the crust is set, but not browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack.

  • Beat egg yolks and zest in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until pale and foamy, about 4 minutes. Whisk condensed milk and lemon juice in another bowl until combined. Whisk the milk mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Pour into the crust.

  • Bake the pie until the center jiggles slightly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Garnish with coconut flakes and lemon slices, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Equipment: 9-inch pie pan

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 32.2g; fat 11.8g 18% DV; saturated fat 7.5g 37% DV; cholesterol 153.6mg 51% DV; vitamin a iu 318.1IU 6% DV; vitamin c 10.3mg 17% DV; folate 39.3mcg 10% DV; calcium 148.3mg 15% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 40mg 14% DV; potassium 515.5mg 14% DV; sodium 159.8mg 6% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
This is really delicious and relatively easy to make. The crust didn't seem to have enough coconut oil to hold it together but it seemed to work out. Really tasty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Huge success! Served it with a coconut whipped cream and everyone loved it. I have 2 requests from family for upcoming occasions. Read More