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A slice of lemon cream pie on a white plate with a fork on a marble surface. There's a glass platter with the rest of the cake and a small bowl of lemon slices in the background.
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4.87 from 30 votes

Easy Lemon Cream Pie Recipe

This easy no-bake Lemon Cream Pie is full of lemon flavor and made with only a few ingredients! An easy-to-prep lemon pie recipe that comes together in minutes and is super delicious.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 288kcal


  • ¼ cup butter 60g
  • 1 ¼ cups crushed graham cracker or digestive biscuits 160g
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 400g
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese 225g
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream 180ml
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 120ml, 2-3 large lemons


  • Line the bottom and the sides of a 7-inch springform pan with parchment paper or use a 9-inch pie plate.
  • For the crust, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the crumbs and stir to coat them.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.Use a measuring cup to pat down the crumbs. Refrigerate until the filling is ready.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat mascarpone cheese at low-medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk slowly and beat into mascarpone until smooth and well mixed.
  • Add the heavy cream and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the lemon juice to the mixture while beating at low-medium speed. The mixture will start to thicken and gets creamy.
  • Pour into prepared pan and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight until firm.



  1. To make this recipe easier, you can use a prepared graham cracker pie crust. This recipe makes about 3 ½ cups of filling.
  2. In the photos, I pressed the crumbs only into the bottom of the pan, this works but I find it easier and a bit more foolproof to press the crumbs in the bottom AND up the sides if using a springform pan.
  3. I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon juice for this recipe. Make sure to use ½ cup lemon juice. The lemon juice thickens the filling.
  4. You can prepare this pie in advance and refrigerate covered overnight. Store leftovers in the fridge. The "Cook time" is the time this pie needs to rest in the refrigerator. There is no actual baking involved in this recipe.


Calories: 288kcal