Easy Lemon Pudding Pie

Lemon Pudding Pie
Hey everyone! Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron and I’ve got a delicious triple-layer lemon pudding pie that requires NO baking and is ready in no more than 15 minutes prep time. This is the perfect summer dessert that will absolutely be a hit wherever it goes!
Pie crust

From first glance, this pie may look elaborate or time consuming with the three different layers, but it couldn’t be easier to make. All three layers originate from just THREE ingredients.

Pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping.

And to make it even easier you could grab a pre-made graham cracker crust at the grocery store!

pie crust2

I used pre-made packaged whipped topping for this pie, but making your own whipped topping absolutely will work in this pie. It takes a little bit more prep and a few more ingredients (I’d whip heavy whipping cream with a few tablespoons powdered sugar and some vanilla), but it works great!

The reason I recommend using whole milk is because it will allow for the most firm set up of the pie. Lower the percentage of fat in milk and the less firm of a pie you’ll get.

Lemon pie

Easy Lemon Pudding Pie

Prep Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 pie
A delicious triple-layer lemon pudding pie that requires NO baking and is ready in no more than 15 minutes prep time. This is the perfect summer dessert that will absolutely be a hit wherever it goes!


  • 9-10 full honey graham crackers ~1 and 1/2 cups crumbs
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons white sugar separated
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages 3.9 ounces each instant lemon pudding mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 container 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Optional: strawberries 1 tablespoon lemon extract


  1. In a blender or food processor, place the graham crackers and process/blend until the crackers are all crumbs. Empty the crumbs into a medium sized bowl and stir in 1/4 cup white sugar.
  2. Soften the butter and combine with the crumb and sugar mixture.
  3. Spray a pie pan (I use a 9-inch) with nonstick spray and press the cookie crust evenly along the bottom and slightly up the sides. Place in freezer while preparing the filling.

  4. Briskly whisk the 2 packages of instant pudding mix with the cold milk and whisk for 2 minutes. If desired (stronger lemon flavor) add in the lemon extract here.

  5. Remove 1 and 1/2 cups of the pudding and place in the bottom of the graham cracker crust. Spread evenly.
  6. Combine the remaining pudding with half of the whipped topping and spread evenly on top of the lemon pudding.
  7. With a clean spatula, spread the remaining whipped topping evenly on top.
  8. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  9. When ready to serve, warm a very sharp knife under hot water, dry, and then make quick clean cuts to serve.
  10. If desired, serve with fresh strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Pudding Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 900 Calories from Fat 756
% Daily Value*
Fat 84g129%
Saturated Fat 52g260%
Cholesterol 229mg76%
Sodium 810mg34%
Potassium 644mg18%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2890IU58%
Calcium 572mg57%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. This recipe looks so delicious and it’s super easy! I love the tanginess of lemons 🙂 Could you substitute graham crackers for digestives?

  2. my kids DONT like salmon taste. can you think s receipie use Can salmon . wete on a budget. kind of like chiken alredo ? . I was thinking a. Casserole …how I make white sauce. or. Salmon patties. I have Bread crumbs. I DONT like the red sauce use on shrimp. . Kind of. like a fish patties. With bread crumbs ? I’ll feel them it chicken nuggets. Haha. , also I have lemon pudding I want make easy desert With It.

  3. For the lemon pie, could you use fresh squeezed lemon juice instead of the extract? If so, how much? I’m only asking because I have lemons on hand – not extract. Thanks

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