Lemon Icebox Pie

I have made a few different recipes for lemon icebox pie lately and decided to post the combination I prefer on my blog.  The recipe makes two pies and there should be some filling left over, so be careful NOT to overflow the piecrust.

Either use two deep-dish piecrusts and cook per package instructions and cooled or use  two graham cracker crusts.  I used the regular pie crusts because I was out of graham crackers and graham cracker crusts both today.

two – 8 oz packages cream cheese softened

1 cup sugar

one – 12 oz can lemonade concentrate (set it out long enough so that it will blend well and not be too chunky)

two – 14 oz cans sweetened condensed milk

zest of lemon (optional, but GOOD!!!)

two – 8 oz cool whips (or one 16 oz cool whip divided in half) at refrigerator temperature

In mixing bowl on high speed, blend cream cheese and sugar until lightly fluffy.

Gradually add the lemonade concentrate and sweetened condensed milk on medium speed until well blended.

If adding zest, do so at this time.

With stirring spoon, fold in 8 oz cool whip until well blended.

Pour into pie crusts until level.  Do not overfill.  There will be approximately a small bowl full left over.

Put in freezer to set.  To decorate, use the remaining 8 oz cool whip.  I used a cake decorating bag and tip for the pie in the picture, but you can just scoop it on in dollops if you do not want to make it fancy.

Keep in freezer until served.

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