No Bake Lemon Pie

LAST UPDATED: Aug 18, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 22, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

Light and flavorful easy Lemon Pie, that’s no fuss, no bake and loaded with beautiful berries.

no bake lemon pie topped with berries

I’m getting into the spirit of summer with this easy no bake Lemon Pie recipe! A light lemon cream fills a simple no bake shortbread crust for a taste of summer!

Temperatures are already reaching 90+ degrees, which means I’m feeling less inclined to turn the oven on and more inclined to spend precious time outdoors with the girls at the pool, lake and tennis.

If you love no bake everything as much as we do, be sure to check out these reader faves: cookie dough pie, no bake lemon pie, no bake butterscotch bars, no bake peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and especially these no bake peanut butter bars.

pie dish filled with lemon creme and berries

This Lemon Pie is the perfect solution to enjoying the outdoors without heating things up indoors! It takes just 10 minutes to make, including the crust, allowing you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy!

fruit pie in white pie dish

With several get togethers ahead this Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to get a head start with easy make and take recipes. I made 2 of these Lemon Pies – we enjoyed one immediately and froze the second which frosts the berries so beautifully!

lemon pie with fruit sitting by window

My Lemon Pie recipe uses heavy cream, mascarpone cheese to give it a creamy texture and not too sweet flavor, powdered sugar and lemon juice.

Note: grocers tend to place mascarpone cheese in different departments, it’s often with cheeses, but sometimes with cream cheese, but your store will almost certainly have it somewhere!

Lemon Pie Ingredients

  • Heavy Cream – Gives this no bake pie a luxuriously creamy texture.
  • Mascarpone Cream
  • Powdered Sugar – Sweetens the pie to perfection. If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can pulse white granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon adds bright flavor to this delicious pie! Substitute 100% Real Lemon Juice if needed.

Crust

  • Shortbread Cookies – Use homemade or your favorite brand.
  • Butter – I prefer using salted butter for this recipe, but you can also use unsalted.
  • Sugar – A blend of brown sugar and white sugar sweetens this crust to perfection.

Optional Topping

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

How to Make Lemon Pie

  1. Prepare Crust – Pulse cookies and blend with melted butter and sugar. Press into greased pie dish. Refrigerate. You can substitute a pre-made graham cracker crust for an easy shortcut.
  2. Prepare Filling – Whip cold heavy cream until stiff. Gradually add powdered sugar. Blend lemon juice and mascarpone cream in.
  3. Top – Top with your favorite fruits!
lemon pie

Want more? Receive the best ideas directly to your inbox and connect on YoutubeInstagramFacebook, and Pinterest!

no bake lemon pie

Lemon Pie

Julie Blanner
Light and flavorful easy Lemon Pie, that’s no fuss, not bake and loaded with beautiful berries.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 278 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 10 ounces shortbread cookies
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Lemon Pie Filling

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice juice of approximately 1 lemon

Optional Fruit Topping

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Instructions
 

Pie Crust

  • In a food processor (or bag with a mallet), crush shortbread cookies until smooth.
  • Add butter and sugars and combine in processor (or in a bowl with a spoon).
  • Press into a greased pie dish.
  • Refrigerate 10+ minutes.

Pie Filling

  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, whip heavy cream, gradually increasing speed to max until a peak forms.
  • Beat in powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time on low speed.
  • Gently beat in lemon juice and mascarpone on low until well combined.
  • Add mixture to crust and top with fruit.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Butter – Salted is preferred, but you can use unsalted butter.
  • Sugar – Use all white or all brown sugar for the crust if a substitute it needed.
  • Cookies – You can substitute sugar cookies or speculoos cookies.
  • Powdered Sugar – Sweetens the pie to perfection. If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can pulse white granulated sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed lemon adds bright flavor to this delicious pie! Substitute 100% Real Lemon Juice if needed.
Note: grocers tend to place mascarpone cheese in different departments, it’s often with cheeses, but sometimes with cream cheese, but your store will almost certainly have it somewhere!

Nutrition

Calories:278kcalCarbohydrates:13gProtein:3gFat:24gSaturated Fat:15gCholesterol:69mgSodium:27mgPotassium:62mgFiber:1gSugar:10gVitamin A:844IUVitamin C:11mgCalcium:62mgIron:1mg
Did you Make This Recipe?Mention @JulieBlanner
Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped