I found this Lemon Pudding Pie recipe in my grandma’s stash of recipe cards! It has a jello texture with a nice layer of whipped cream on top! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so I was excited to make this recipe. It is very quick to make, however, it does have an 4 hour refrigerator time period. This would be perfect if you wanted to make this recipe before work, and then come home to it set for you to eat!
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What to serve with easy lemon cake:
As you can see in the pictures, whipped cream tastes excellent with this easy lemon pie! Ice cream could be a great topping as well.
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Variations of this lemon pudding dessert:
- make in a 9×13 pan-this recipe can also be made in a larger rectangular pan if you double the recipe.
- make in an 8×8 pan-this easy lemon dessert does not have to be made in a pie pan! An 8×8 pan would also work if you baked a graham cracker crust in it. I used a Pyrex Glass Bakeware Pie Plate as shown in the pictures. If you want to get some for yourself, under $25 for two is a pretty good deal. If you want to check the price for yourself, click here.
Favorite ingredient brands to use for this recipe:
- crust-I made mine using a recipe from online. If you want the recipe, click here.
- lemon instant pudding and pie filling-Jello
- pie filling-name brand
- cool whip-name brand and a store-brand would work here
Overview of how to make this easy lemon pie recipe:
- first, make filling in pot-even though this recipe requires chill time, the Jello lemon pie filling does have to be brought to a boil
- next, let filling cool-you do not want a scalding hot filling going into your pie crust pan
- then, after it is a little cooler, spread pie filling on top of graham cracker crust
- finally, refrigerate for 8 hours or until you believe it is set, serve with whipped cream!
Do I have to refrigerate my lemon cake with pudding for THAT long?
The recipe calls for 8 hours, but if you wish to eat it sooner, you definitely can. As long as the filling is set, then you can eat it. I like to let mine sit a long time just to be sure it is done.
How to store lemon pie filling cake:
- fridge-store this lemon cake with pudding mix recipe in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week
- freezer-I have not tried freezing this jello lemon pudding recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes.
- 1 graham cracker crust
- 3 oz package of instant vanilla pudding
- 3 oz package of lemon pudding/pie filling
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2 1/3 cups water
- 2 cups cool whip
- In a medium sauce pan, stir together vanilla pudding, lemon pudding/pie filling, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
- After the 10 minutes, pour lemon pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Top off with cool whip.
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