Cold lemon pie a refreshing dessert

What a delicious recipe today! Grab a sheet of paper and a pen, there is no waste. Lemon pie is a typical Mexican dessert . Like all good things, it is made with cookies, lemon and cream .

This is shaped into a cake mold and served cold. It is a delicious option and very simple to prepare , for those looking for a fresh and citrus dessert .

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About the lemon pie recipe

I already told you a little, cold lemon pie is a typical sweet dessert from Mexico , it is a very simple recipe that is prepared with cookies, lemon and cream.

It is a very refreshing and popular dessert. It is generally served at family events and parties. In addition to Mexico, it is also popular in other Latin American countries and in some parts of the United States.

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Origin and history of Lemon Pie

Lemon pie is a typical dessert of Mediterranean cuisine that has become popular all over the world.

Some historians say that its origin dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, where desserts with honey and lemon were a trend, the Romans loved it, and its popularity grew very quickly.

Over time, this dessert has adapted to different cultures and has evolved over the centuries, incorporating different ingredients and variants in each region.

Lemon pie with Maria cookies

Lemon pie with Maria cookies is a classic of this dessert , do you know Maria cookies? Surely yes, they are a very considered option when we talk about the base of the lemon pie. The Marías are crushed and used for this recipe like any other cookie, with lemon and cream.

Marías cookies are vanilla cookies that are commonly used in desserts and are very popular in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The combination of crushed Marías cookies with lemon and cream is ideal for the purpose of this dessert, making it refreshing and balanced, with a salty touch that complements the flavor.

Basic ingredients for lemon pie

The most commonly used ingredients are the following:

  • Maria cookies or any vanilla cookies : for the base.
  • Butter : to grease the mold.
  • Lemons : for the filling.
  • Sugar : to sweeten the filling.
  • Eggs : to give consistency to the filling.
  • Fresh cream : to mix with the filling.

These are the basic ingredients, but you already know what human beings are like, that everything wants to change and so other recipes that vary slightly can emerge.

For example, some recipes may include cornstarch or gelatin to help thicken the filling . It is also possible to add spices or fresh herbs to give it an extra touch of flavor .

Lemon pie with Philadelphia cheese

The lemon pie with Philadelphia cheese is a creamier version with a touch of additional flavor of this cheese , spoiler: it is very good. This ingredient is mixed with the lemon, sugar and egg filling to create a smoother and creamier texture.

Some recipes may also include another type of fresh cream to make the dessert even smoother and creamier. The addition of Philadelphia cheese gives an additional touch of flavor to the dessert, making it even more delicious.


If you want to give creaminess and much more personality to your lemon pie , then add the cream cheese that you like the most to your ingredients. The addition of cream cheese gives an extra touch of flavor to the dessert and makes it even more delicious and satisfying.

It is an option popularly used to give more life to this fresh dessert, whose creaminess is unique and combines very well with an intense lemon flavor.

Meringue for lemon pie

I had already told them that human beings are not satisfied with anything, and that we are always looking for something to change or improve. That’s why it became so popular to add meringue to this lemon pie recipe . This is a version of the classic key lime pie that includes a layer of meringue on top.

The meringue is made with egg whites, sugar and a little cream of tartar or lemon and baked until golden brown. The meringue is placed on top of the lemon filling and baked again until golden brown.

Find out how to make that Italian meringue that we all love in our post!

Recipe for cold lemon pie (without oven) with a Maria-type cookie base

  • Yield: 1 cake (8 servings)
  • Preparation time: 1 hr


  • 2 packages of vanilla cookies.
  • 1 can of condensed milk.
  • 1 cup evaporated milk.
  • 6 limes or lemons.

How to make lemon pie in 5 simple steps

  1. Squeeze lemons or limes to obtain juice. Take out the seeds.
  2. Blend or mix, (you can mix with a hand mixer) in a bowl, place the evaporated milk with the condensed milk and the squeezed juice until it becomes a homogeneous cream.
  3. In a cake container, place a cookie base and add the previous mixture on top.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.Decorate with pieces of cookies and very thin slices of lime or lemon.

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