Thursday, August 22, 2013

No-Bake Lemon Pie



No Bake Lemon Pie | Cooking on the Front Burner

Good Afternoon!  I'm excited to be a new contributor on The Best Blog Recipes.  Starting today and continuing for the next few months, I'll be sharing new recipes for both my readers and hers to try.




So for my first recipe, I knew I wanted it to be easy and refreshing, luckily my Sandra Lee bi-monthy magazine arrived and I was pretty excited - almost every recipe was made with lemons!  I did a bit of tweaking, added some coconut and came up with this:


Please note you can truly make this a no-bake pie by buying a pre-made crust - a graham cracker one would also be perfect! (and doesn't the above look like a pac-man!)

No-Bake Lemon Pie

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes then 4 hours refrig

Ingredients
    Crust:
    • 1 ½ cup flour
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 3/4 cup soft butter
    Filling:
    • 18 oz lemon yogurt (use greek style – like Chiobani)
    • 1 4 oz pkg instant lemon pudding
    • 3 oz. cream cheese
    • 1 tsp lemon extract
    • 8 oz. cool whip
    • 1 cup toasted coconut for topping
    Instructions
    1. For crust – preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9” or 10” tart pan with removable bottom
    2. Combine the flour, coconut and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add butter and beat on low until moist clump form. Press dough in prepared pan and bake about 25 minutes or until the crust is light brown. Set aside to cool. Then remove sides by pushing up lightly on the removable bottom.
    3. For filling, combine the yogurt, pudding and cream cheese until well combined. Spoon into cooled crust. On top place cool whip though you may not want to use it all.
    4. Sprinkle toasted coconut* on top and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
    5. Notes: to toast coconut – place coconut in a large skillet and stir over med high heat until the coconut is toasted. Be careful not to burn.
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    Hope you enjoy this recipe!  This is for all lemon-lovers out there!


    21 comments:

    1. Hi Deb,
      Thanks for co-hosting the GYB link-up. Lemon pies are truly my favorite kind of pies, and no-bake is such a great option for summer. I am excited I found you, and I'm following via Bloglovin. Have a great day!

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    2. This looms absolutely delicious!!! What a great idea on a hot day when you don't want to use the oven :)

      Cait
      Little Lovey Doves

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    3. That looks so good! I love the taste of lemon in desserts :)

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    4. Ok Deb, you know I'm going to be all over this lemon pie! It looks so wonderful! Hopping over to get the recipe and have a happy Friday!

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    5. Deb, this looks fabulous! I love lemons AND no-bake desserts (I actually just wrote about a no bake lemon icebox cake :) I love the yogurt in this recipe and bet this pie would taste great with other flavors, like lime. Thanks for sharing!

      -Amy @ Club Narwhal

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    6. This pie looks amazing and I LOVE the addition of the coconut! :) It also doesn't hurt at all that it is no bake, lol!

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    7. I LOVE coconut so this immediately grabbed my attention! Looks delicious. I can't wait to try it!

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    8. Great looking cake perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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    9. Deb, this cake looks amazing. I love lemon cake!

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    10. That looks delicious! Thank you for bringing it by Foodie Friday

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    11. I love my Sandra Lee magazines, too! I'm pinning this for sure. ... love lemon anything! Thank you for linking this recipe up at the party today!

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    12. Oh hello Lemon Pie. I think I love you.
      Seriously! This pie is awesome, Deb! The Greek yogurt and toasted coconut make it extra!

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    13. Great pie, Deb! You know me; I love lemons! :) Pinning and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. I hope you had a great weekend!

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    14. I saw lemon and needed to know more! I'm off to get the recipe :)

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    15. This looks absolutely amazing! I love that it's no bake....anything citrus and I'm all over it.

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    16. hi love lemon pies especially no bake ones will definitely be trying this recipe found you on marvelous mondays. I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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    17. Oh my goodness..I havent tried lemon pie and yours is so good..It is so mouth watering.

      http://kocinadepinay.com/chocolate-blossoms/

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    18. Lemon pie is one of my favorite deserts of all. Thanks for sharing this site.

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    19. Yum, Yum, Yum what a fabulous and EASY recipe! thanks for posting! will definitely make this one!!!

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