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Is a lemon icebox pie an easy recipe for beginners?

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Lemon icebox pie is a simple recipe that calls for few ingredients and little to no baking. Using a ready-made crust speeds up the process. Food Network and AllRecipes.com offer lemon icebox pie recipes.

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To make Food Network’s lemon icebox pie from Emeril Lagasse of “Emeril Live,” combine 1 8-ounce package of room-temperature cream cheese with 1 14-ounce can of condensed milk, 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients in a bowl using a mixer set on medium speed. Mix until the ingredients are smooth, and then pour the mixture into a graham cracker crust. Refrigerate the lemon icebox pie overnight.

To make AllRecipes.com’s version of lemon icebox pie, heat the broiler of an oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup of lemon juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients together, and then pour the mixture into a prepared graham cracker crust. In a non-plastic mixing bowl, beat 3 egg yolks with 5 teaspoons of white sugar using a mixer. Beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks. Spread the egg whites mixture over the lemon mixture. Bake under the broiler until the meringue sets and becomes golden in color. Refrigerate the pie.

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