Preparation Time: 20 minutes Chilling Time: 4 hours or overnight Total Time: 4 hours and 20 minutes Yields: 8 servings


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Lemon Filling:

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Garnish:

  • Lemon slices
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Use the back of a spoon to firmly pack the crust.
  3. Bake the Crust:
    • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until it is set and lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
  4. Make the Lemon Filling:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.
  5. Fill the Pie Crust:
    • Pour the lemon filling into the cooled pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  6. Chill the Pie:
    • Place the pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours or overnight to set.
  7. Prepare Whipped Cream:
    • In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  8. Top the Pie:
    • Once the pie has set, spread the whipped cream over the lemon filling.
  9. Garnish:
    • Garnish the pie with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves for a decorative touch.
  10. Serve:
  • Slice and serve the Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie chilled. Enjoy the refreshing and citrusy flavors!

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 400
  • Total Fat: 26g
    • Saturated Fat: 15g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 37g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0g
    • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used. Adjust quantities according to personal preferences and dietary needs. This Arizona Sunshine Lemon Pie is a delightful, tangy treat perfect for brightening up any day!

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