Layered Lemon Pies

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by pamela t.

Originally from Taste of Home magazine. Sometimes I halve the recipe when making only one pie. These are really zingy lemon pies. wonderful flavor!

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I'm not usually one to make two pies at a time unless we have more than just a few for company, but this time I did just that & fostered one off on a lemon-lovin' neighbor couple! Great raves all around on this dessert, & especially from myself since I absolutely love the taste of lemon! Definitely a pie I want to make again ~ Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed in Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup tag]

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare pie crusts as package directs. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large suacepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly.
  3. Reduce heat and cook two minutes more. remove from heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of hot filling into the egg yolks; return yolks to pan and stir constantly.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  6. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice, cubed butter, lemon peel, extract and food coloring.
  7. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Spread lemon mixture into two pie shells. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  8. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar unitl smooth. Gradually add milk.
  9. Addd pudding mix. Beat for two minutes. Let stand for 2 more minutes.
  10. Gently spread on top of pies. Refrigerate 30 more minutes.
  11. For topping, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over top of pies. Refrigerate until set.
  12. Add slivered almonds, if desired.

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