Old-Fashioned Lemon Icebox Pie

Submitted by: Syrup and Biscuits on March 8, 2011

This pie has a creamy lemon filling with a homemade graham cracker and vanilla wafer crust and topped off with homemade meringue. I have had this recipe in my recipe file for about 30 years and the original source is unknown to me.

Servings: 6 or 8   Prep Time: 30 minutes   Cook Time: 25 minutes  


16 graham cracker squares
6 Tbsp melted butter
Vanilla wafers

1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 eggs, separated

3 egg whites
6 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla


Finely crush graham crackers in food processor. Pour into bowl. Add melted butter and mix. Pat out into a 9-inch pie plate. Gently add vanilla wafers along the side of the pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove and cool.

Add egg yolks and lemon juice to Eagle Brand and whisk well. Pour into cool pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and completely cool before adding meringue.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue beating. Add vanilla and mix well. Cover cooled pie filling with meringue and form peaks and swirls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until peaks are browned. Remove from oven.

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