Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

An excellent dessert to have in your freezer for unexpected company. Light and refreshing. I've tweaked this recipe since I originally submitted it by (1) using more crumbs for the bottom and (2) adding lemon zest.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease an 8" pan.
  2. Melt butter and add graham wafer crumbs.
  3. Mix and press most of the crumbs in the bottom of the pan reserving a couple of tablespoons for later.
  4. Combine in a sauce pan a 1/2 cup sugar, 2 egg yolks and lemon juice.
  5. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened. Add a tablespoon of lemon zest (optional but great).
  6. Cool.
  7. Beat 2 egg whites to form stiff peaks.
  8. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff.
  9. Fold meringue into cooled custard together with 1 1/4 cups of whipping cream whipped.
  10. Turn into prepared pan.
  11. Sprinkle reserved crumbs and freeze until firm.
  12. Serve frozen.
  13. Keeps well in freezer.


Most Helpful

Lovely refreshing dessert and very easy to put together. I cannot buy graham wafer crumbs here in The Netherlands and used a mixture of ginger cookies and digestive biscuits. The only minor change I made was that I added lemon zest.

Pets'R'us July 31, 2003

Deliciously light and lemony, a refreshing dessert for summer entertaining. Not only delicious but a make ahead! I already have an extra in my freezer for unexpected guests. It's so nice to be able to bring out a prepared dessert to share with family and friends. Thank you Darlene10,I've added another of your fab desserts to my keeper file!

Gerry July 29, 2005

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