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Eating this pie is almost like eating frozen lemonade in graham-cracker crust.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1998


Recipe Summary

8 hrs 40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk eggs and 2/3 cup sugar in a heavy, medium, nonreactive saucepan until smooth. Whisk in lemon juice. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, 7 to 10 minutes. (Do not let mixture come to a simmer.) Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Stir in lemon zest. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.

  • Combine warm water, powdered egg whites and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Stir gently until egg whites are dissolved, about 2 minutes. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup sugar, beating until stiff and glossy.

  • Beat cream in a small chilled bowl with chilled beaters with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. (Alternatively, use a chilled wire whisk.)

  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold chilled lemon mixture into beaten egg whites; fold in whipped cream. Pour filling into crust and smooth the top. Freeze, uncovered, until firm, about 1 hour. Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours more.

  • Soften pie in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and freeze the pie for up to 1 week.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 37.4g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 30.1g; fat 9.4g; saturated fat 3.1g; cholesterol 46.1mg; vitamin a iu 333.7IU; vitamin c 7.1mg; folate 19.8mcg; calcium 21.1mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 9.4mg; potassium 100.5mg; sodium 154.1mg.

2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat