In the summer I love a refreshing dessert after a hot day. I came across this recipe on Pinterest, but tweaked it fit my busy schedule. Ok, I tweaked it to make it more simple. Maybe you’re into making your own graham cracker crust, but I’m into buying a pre-made one on the shelf. Alright, maybe I’m not the baker I wish I was or think I am. Anyhow, I shortened the recipe by not only buying a pre-made crust but buying a can of blueberry filling instead of real berries. I’ll let you make your own decision here, but for this recipe I’m sticking to pre-made!
Here’s all you need!
- Graham cracker crust
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 8 oz softened cream cheese
- 1 can blueberry filling
With a mixer, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Then add softened cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice. Here you can taste the filling to see if it is the right tartness for you. I personally love lemon so I wanted my pie to have a strong lemon taste.
After this, pour it in your pie crust and spread it out evenly. Because this filling took up the whole pre-made pie crust (probably the reason the original poster wanted you to make your own…) I decided to drop it in a large pie dish I had. I needed room for the blueberry filling without running off the top. Improvise, y’all!
After you spread the blueberry filling over the top, stick it in the fridge! I had mine in the fridge for about two hours before eating, and it was plenty cold enough. It was definitely a refreshing dessert and I highly recommend making it. The prep time was very fast; who doesn’t love a no-bake dessert?!
This dessert was easy, tasty, and pretty! Perfect if you are hosting friends over or needing to take a dish to a potluck. I think what would make this dessert more eye appealing would be to add lemon zest to the top (sadly I don’t have a grater, another kitchen fail). Also note that this pie can be runny, thus it is important to beat the whipping cream until it is stiff.
I hope you make this pie and love it. Please let me know if you do!