Summertime Lemon Berry Cream Pie

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Summertime is in full swing here and it’s hot!!! When it gets this hot I am always looking for refreshing treats to cool off the taste buds. What could be better than fresh strawberries and lemons blended together in a cream pie?  You could even create your own version of Summertime Lemon Berry Cream Pie by adding different berries because let’s face it lemons pair well with most berries.

Summertime Lemon Berry Cream Pie

To create your own Summertime Lemon Berry Cream Pie:

Start by placing 4 ounces of cream cheese into a medium-size bowl. add 1 Tablespoon milk and 1 Tablespoon sugar, then beat with a hand mixer until smooth.

Lemon pie cream cheese

Zest 2 teaspoons of lemon peel and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to cream cheese mixture, add 1 1/2 cups of whip topping then fold in with a rubber spatula.

lemon pie zest

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over a prepared graham cracker crust. Slice 1 cup of fresh strawberries and press strawberry slices into the cream cheese layer.

lemon pie strawberry

Add 2 boxes vanilla pudding mix into a medium-size bowl, to the pudding mix add 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 2 cups of milk. Mix together with a hand mixer until pudding thickens.

lemon pie mix pudding

Gently stir in 1 cup of whip topping.  Spoon pudding mixture over the strawberry layer in crust.

lemon pie pudding layer

Spread remaining whip topping and garnish with strawberries and lemon slices.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

lemon pie garnish

Summertime Lemon Berry Cream Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tub whipped topping 8 ounces
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1-pint strawberries
  • 2 packages vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups Milk
Instructions
  1. Start by placing 4 ounces of cream cheese into a medium-size bowl. add 1 Tablespoon milk and 1 Tablespoon sugar, then beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Zest 2 teaspoons of lemon peel and 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice to cream cheese mixture, add 1½ cups of whip topping then fold in with a rubber spatula. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over a prepared graham cracker crust. Slice 1 cup of fresh strawberries and press strawberry slices into the cream cheese layer.
  2. Add 2 boxes vanilla pudding mix into a medium-size bowl, to the pudding mix add 1 teaspoon lemon extract and 2 cups of milk. Mix together with a hand mixer until pudding thickens, gently stir in 1 cup of whip topping. Spoon pudding mixture over the strawberry layer in crust. Spread remaining whip topping and garnish with strawberries and lemon slices. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

lemon berry pie

For more refreshing treats check out our Triple berry treat and Coconut Lemonade. What are your favorite recipes to make in the summertime to cool off?

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