Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie

Last week we had 3 days of torrential rain on the coast so I  created some sunshine inside with daisies, lemons

daisies and lemons

and jars of lemon pie  πŸ‹

lemon pie gifts

I saw jars of lemon pie over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and thought they looked like wonderful treats

sunny lemons

Some good friends just treated me to a special dinner, and I wanted to make these to give them for a thank you treat

lazy lemon pie

But then I got lazzzy   😴   and some life happened,  and I sent a card instead…

lemon water

And then I finally had a chance to make them

lemon pie jars

I made a very simple version, Lazy Lemon Pie

Crumble cookies into a jar, top with lemon curd, fill with Cool Whip and sprinkle with lemon zest

lazy lemon pie collage

I set a sunny little table for 2 so I wouldn’t look so lazy  we could enjoy our pie in style

sunny lemon table

You’d never even know it was raining πŸ’¦

sunny lemon table

Wouldn’t these pies be great on a picnic too?

picnic lemon pie

Lazy Lemon Pie

This shortcut dessert is a snap to make and enjoy any time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 6 small jars, about 8 oz. or 1 cup each


  • 1 1/4 cups lemon curd {10 oz jar}
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm Chessmen or shortbread cookies
  • 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 T fresh lemon zest per serving


  • Crumble 2-3 cookies into each jar. .
  • Top with 2-3 T lemon curd.
  • Fill jars the rest of the way with Cool Whip
  • Sprinkle with zest. Put lids on jars and refrigerate up to 1 week.


Decorate jar lids with cupcake papers and ribbons for an extra touch and sit jars in a fancy cupcake paper for serving
Variation: Make this in a regular pie dish or baking dish if desired
Keyword dessert, easy dessert, lemon curd, lemon pie, pie in a jar
lazy lemon pie collage
portable lemon pies

Pop over to Miz Helen’s every Thursday for her delicious weekly party and see her recipe for No Bake Lemon Pie Jars here

lazy lemon pie

Juicy details

Picnic Basket/makeover tutorial here

Painting Lemons/painting tutorial here

Psst!   Don’t used canned whipped cream unless serving immediately!

I tried these with canned whipped cream and whole Sandies cookies, spreading the curd on the cookies and layering them in the jar…the cream deflated after a few hours and the cookies never softened at all.  The canned whipped cream will work if you serve this immediately and crumble the cookies well

lemon pie jars

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23 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie”
  1. Jodi says:

    YOU are sunshine to the world Jenna! β˜€οΈπŸ’›

  2. Lovin’ the perky daises and cute ribbon around the jar lids:@)

  3. Hi Jenna, We have lately had alternating extreme humidity and terrific thunderstorms with downpours. I would love a bit of cool sunshine like this dessert! So easy too — perfect for me! Hope you have a sunny day! Linda

  4. Emily says:

    Everything about this post screams my name Jenna, I love any and everything with lemons and limes! Summer sweet is how I describe your table, gorgeous flowers and colors. What a great and easy recipe for the treats in a jar, beach and picnic perfect…………….

  5. What a great idea for a picnic basket! I’m in! πŸ‹

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lemons, limes and all of this joyous color too!
    Love it all and we so are happy that you joined us at TOHOT!

  7. Jenna, since I love lemon anything, I know I would love this! Such a cute idea for hostess gifts! Wish I could get just a little rain!

  8. Mary says:

    Your pie in the jar is perfect for the lazy days of summer Jenna! I love lemon curd and could happily dunk cookies in it. I had to chuckle that you sent a card instead…better late than never πŸ™‚ We had a nice break in the weather a couple of weeks ago with some much needed rain.

  9. LydiaF1963 says:

    I will always reach for a lemon dessert over anything else. Thanks for sharing at Creatively Crafty!

  10. Kim says:

    Oh, my goodness, this looks so good! Presentation is everything, they say, and the canning jars gets me every time! πŸ™‚

  11. JESS44903 says:

    These look so cute and sound so amazing! πŸ™‚

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Kitty says:

    I have a jar of homemade lemon curd in my fridge that a friend just gave me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna, I love this dessert and perfect for serving any time of the year.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  14. Helen Adams says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. CoziNest says:

    I hopped over from your Spring Thanksgiving post. These sound delicious and look so sweet. Next party, this will be my favor!

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