It’s finally summer and that means it’s the season for picnics and cookouts. If you just so happen to be in need of a quick and easy dessert for such a get-together then I have a recipe for you!
Lemon Berry Pie
One of my favorite summer pies is my very own Lemon Berry Pie. I invented this recipe a few years ago when I wanted to make something other than my most requested key lime pie, for a family event.
This pie features a richer texture than my key lime pie, as it is basically a no-bake cheesecake with the main ingredients being lemon jello, cream cheese, and cool whip.
Neufchâtel Cheese Or Cream Cheese
As I said before this recipe is basically a no-bake cheesecake, which is typically made with cream cheese. Though, I personally prefer baking with Neufchâtel cheese rather than regular cream cheese.
Neufchâtel cheese is a French cheese that is basically similar to regular cream cheese in taste and texture. However, Neufchâtel cheese contains a third less fat than regular cream cheese and it’s still all wholesome cheese goodness. I also feel like Neufchâtel cheese is slightly creamier, but that could just be me.
Whether you prefer Neufchâtel cheese or cream cheese either one will work fine with this recipe.
- 1 graham cracker crust
- 8 oz. Neufchâtel cheese (or cream cheese)
- 8 oz Sugar Free Cool Whip
- 2 small packages or 1 large package of Sugar Free Lemon Jell-O
- 1 cup boiling water
- Mix boiling water with Jell-O until completely dissolved.
- Blend in Neufchâtel cheese into the Jell-O with a mixer.
- Fold in the Cool Whip.
- Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.
- Let chill a few minutes.
- Chop Straw berries and raspberries then mix together with blueberries.
- Top berry mixture on to pie.
- Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving.
Topped with Berries
Now, what would lemon berry pie be without berries? I suppose a lemon cheesecake, but that’s not what makes this pie special. It’s the combination of lemon and berries.
I really love topping this pie with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. What’s nice though, is that you can really change up this pie by choosing to top with seasonal berries. Maybe a late summer early fall topping of blackberries, mulberries, and boysenberries?
Whatever berry toppings you choose I’m sure you’ll agree that this is a quick and easy no-bake recipe that the whole family will enjoy. If you take a hand at making this pie I’d love to hear in the comments below how yours turned out.