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Lemon Dream Pie

July 21, 2012

Sometimes a light, sweet, refreshing dessert is just what a meal needs. Serve this amazing pie after a heavy meal and life will be good. Thanks to eatingwell.com for this crowd-pleasing recipe.

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
3 eggs, divided
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 Tablespoon corn starch
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
Whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Gently press unbaked pie crust into a pie plate. Set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg with an electric mixer in a small bowl, until smooth.
  • Spread evenly in bottom of pie crust.
  • In same bowl, beat 1/4 cup sugar, remaining 2 eggs, corn syrup, lemon juice, butter, corn starch and grated lemon peel until well blended. (Batter will be thin.)
  • Pour over cream cheese layer.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup sugar evenly over filling.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes or until filling is puffed and set.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • To serve, top with real whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
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