Something about the impending heat of summer brings out a craving for tart lemons wrapped in a generous dusting of sweet sugar. If you’re hankering for something light and sweet that won’t blow your bathing suit dreams, try this tastefully trim and delicious Creamy Lemon Pie. You won’t believe your luck when you sample this dreamy treat. It’s only four Weight Watcher’s points, if you’re counting, and well worth it with lots of lemony bang for your buck. Try it out! You’ll thank me later.
Creamy Lemon Pie
6 whole reduced-fat cinnamon graham crackers
2 T butter
11 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 large eggs
½ c. fresh lemon juice
1 T lemon zest
Begin by putting your grahams into the food processor and pulsing until you have fine crumbs. Or you can involve your Little Bits. Put your grahams into a Ziploc and let them have a whack at them with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs. My kids thought it was the most fun ever.
Place crumbs in a small bowl. Melt butter and pour over the graham cracker crumbs, mixing until all the crumbs are moistened. Press crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and place it into the fridge until your ready for it.
In a medium bowl whisk together the condensed milk and 2 eggs until smooth and creamy. Add lemon juice and zest and stir until everything is incorporated throughout. Pour this mixture into the pie crust.
This literally takes about ten minutes to do, even with kids helping. Another reason I love this recipe!
Now bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool your pie completely and then chill through for best flavor.
Weight Watchers says you should get 10 slices….don’t know how in the world to cut ten even slices, so I cut eight and then slice some thinner ones for the kids. This pie is best eaten slowly, savoring every lemony bite. YUM!
I hope you enjoy this better-for-you confection. If you can keep it away from your family, serve it to your friends and they’ll never once complain about eating “diet” food. Enjoy!!
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