Celebrating #Pyrex100 with “Easy As Pie” No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie Dessert
When I was a little girl, I used to help my mom put away the dishes. I can remember her washing the dishes in the hottest, soapiest water ever. Almost everyday I looked forward to drying the vintage flowered Pyrex bowls my mom would use. These bowls were so intricately designed, and made to withstand time! We even had a large orange Pyrex bowl on our space heater to help moisten the air.
Those were the days…
I swear, if it wasn’t for our house fire, we’d still have those vintage, made to last Pyrex kitchenware because they were of such awesome and durable quality. Can you believe that Pyrex is celebrating 100 years of awesomeness? That’s right, this year marks the iconic American-made brand’s 100th anniversary! Since 1915, Pyrex has been a cooking and baking staple in kitchens across the country. An American-made brand, Pyrex is celebrating it’s biggest and boldest milestone yet; it’s 100th anniversary!
Flash forward twenty something odd years, and I am now using Pyrex products in my kitchen. Ever since I started living on my own at the age of 19, I had my very own Pyrex casserole dishes, and measuring cups. For the past 11 years, they have withstood tons of baking, cooking, and even some burnt-on messes! However, they have always pulled through and looked as good as new after proper use and care. That’s because the Pyrex brand is heavy duty, and made to last!
Now isn’t that something to celebrate? I thought so!
Since you all know I love to cook, I thought it would be fun to share one of the very first recipes I ever made for my husband. When I was a teen, I didn’t have free range of a kitchen so I decided to make my then boyfriends a no-bake lemon cream pie. We both shared a love for lemons and graham crackers crusts so this recipe was a hit! I call it our “anniversary pie” since it was over 15 years ago that I first made it!
- 2 full sleeves of graham crackers
- 7 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a food processor, crush the graham crackers until fine
Melt the butter
Add the crumbs, melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon to a large bowl, and mix thoroughly
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 8 ounce package of Cool Whip
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- Lemon slices
In a large bowl, mix the filling ingredients, and set aside.
Once the pie crust has hardened, add the filling and garnish with thinly sliced lemon, and grated peel
Refrigerate for at least an hour to firm up.
As you can see, this “Easy As Pie” No-Bake Lemon Cream Pie is super easy to make, and requires no baking! It is super pretty and perfect for parties!It is ideal for warmer months, amateur bakers, and even kids or teens to make because you do not need a stove.
Now on to the even funner stuff! Want to win some cool prizes?
The folks at Pyrex want you to get in on the celebration too! They have two really awesome ways to help celebrate and win some amazing Pyrex prizes!
The first is the #Pyrex100 Days of Giveaways which started March 22nd. To enter, fans must visit either Pyrex100.com (or below) for a chance to win both daily and monthly prizes from the Pyrex Anniversary line. Want to win? Enter using the widget at the bottom of this post!
Want to win a trip?
Starting March 29th, you can also enter to win a trip for two to anywhere in the Continental US via the #RaiseYourGlassSweeps. Simply snap a picture of you raising your Pyrex glass and post it to Twitter or Instagram using the above hashtag *See official rules here.
The Pyrex® 100 Days of Giveaways is sponsored by World Kitchen, LLC. There is no purchase necessary to enter. In order to participate, you must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Entries will be accepted from March 22, 2015 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET until June 30, 2015 at 9:59:59 a.m. ET.
Disclosure: I have happily partnered with World Kitchen LLC to share the wonderful Pyrex® 100th Anniversary product line. All opinions are my own.