cooking with kids: lemon blueberry pie

Yesterday was our annual 4th of July picnic and we served one of my all time favorite pies: lemon on a graham cracker crust. My grandmother made it for me at every birthday when I was a child AND every other time I could talk her into it. Her recipe was a bit complex, but perfect.

But today I’m sharing with you my simple version AND I’m throwing in a few blueberries since yesterday was a patriotic holiday. It was absolutely delicious.

And this is the perfect recipe to get the kids involved with. I love nothing better than getting messy in the kitchen with my boys!

Did I mention this is the easiest recipe ever?! Oh… and that it’s low fat?! Here’s what you need:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, fat free
  • 1 thawed container of Cool Whip, low fat
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, real
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup blueberries

Simply mix the milk, Cool Whip and lemon juice together. Poor into crust. Chill for at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with blueberries and serve.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake and create! Happy Thursday everyone!

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Kim Byers, creative director & owner of The Celebration Shoppe. Her work has been featured in Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, All You, Pregnancy, iVillage, Huffington Post and many others. Kim is also a contributing writer for Kellogg's Snackpicks and Parade magazine, as well as craft contributor for JoAnn.

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  1. 1

    My grandmother used to make a lemon pie for me too! I’ll have to give this healthier version a try. :)

  2. 2


    I love this low-fat recipe for Lemon Blueberry Pie–I will definitely need to try it out. I love your suggestion to get the kids involved!

    On Behalf of Chinet