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Lemon Mousse Pie Recipe
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Lemon Mousse Pie

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"A refreshing and light dessert, perfect for summer."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine gelatin, lemon juice and water. Let stand for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Cook and stir gelatin mixture over medium heat until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in grated lemon zest. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth. Blend in gelatin mixture. Refrigerate 15 minutes until thick.
  4. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spoon filling into baked pie crust. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2007

ADDITIONAL NOTE: USE A SHORTBREAD CRUST. IT IS JUST AS QUICK AS GRAHAM CRACKER AND TASTES MUCH BETTER WITH THIS PARTICULAR PIE. KEEBLER MAKES A GOOD SHORTBREAD CRUST. This pie was fantastic. I have made it 5 times or so over the summer and receive compliments every time. It has just the right amount of sweetness and just the right amount of tartness. The first time I made it I used some extra filling to dip some strawberries in, which was very yummy. This gave me the idea to incorporate strawberries in some way. The next time I prepared it then I added 2 tablespoons of All Fruit strawberry preserves. Everyone raved about it and when I made it next I sliced strawberries and laid them on the bottom of the crust before I poured in the strawberry-lemon filling -- SOOO good!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2008

The texture is definitely not mousse-like. The gelatin makes it very strange. Also not very sweet. I used fresh lemon juice and it's VERY tart.


21 Ratings

Feb 12, 2004

AMAZING! So creamy and just enough sweetness not too much. I will be making this again and again. Would be wonderful with fresh fruit as suggested by some of the other reviewers. Divine! Thank you for sharing!

Jul 23, 2003

This is yummy.

Nov 26, 2008

My family LOVES this pie! It is tart, but we like that. The lemon flavor bowls you over, it is not too sweet, but it's not too intense, either. I agree with previous reviewers who say to use a shortbread crumb crust... it is awesome with this pie whereas graham cracker crust, I think, would just taste wrong. I don't see why people complain about the gelatin.... okay so the texture may not be authentically "mousse" like, but the gelatin holds the pie together and it's not like the texture is bad. I would rather have my pie hold together and be easy to slice, which is what the gelatin does for this pie. I am making this for Thanksgiving this year, as my 8 year old begged for it. Thanks for a new family favorite!

Jun 07, 2008

Made this for a big family dinner and everyone loved it. Very refreshing and light. It's not really the consistency of mousse, with the gelatin, but it does hold together nicely and tastes great.

Aug 17, 2006

Great pie--wonderful for summer. Very light and cool. I used a shortbread pie crust instead of regular and I think that gave it a better flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

Sep 25, 2007

I made this tonight and got rave reviews from my family. I used a graham cracker crust so it was much quicker. I'm going to try this again and make some mini mousses for a party.


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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