This month we have an extra Potluck with an interesting twist – No Cook Challenge!! It is so hot in so many places that not having to turn the oven on is a definite plus.
The easy way would be a salad of some kind. Or maybe some Cerviche. But we are not fans of that and we eat lots of salad so I really wanted something different. What about a dessert? It’s not often I make something that doesn’t need baking or cooking of some kind so when I found these NO COOKING lemon bars from Past Chef Ellie Krieger it was obvious what I was going to make. And it was easy.
Mom used to make lemon ice box PIES all the time. So did my grandmother but I just haven’t done one in years.
Lots of lemon flavor in these. More than I expected. And super easy to make so I guess they will be making a regular appearance in this house.
Fat free condensed milk. Low fat Cream cheese. Not much guilt here. Too bad they don’t make a low fat low sugar condensed milk. Ah, well, someday….
I did have one problem. I never could get them to ‘harden’ where they could be sliced easily. They just didn’t gel all the way. I may have used too little gelatin but I’m not sure. They were still tasty. Lots of flavor.
The recipe is from Ellie’s So Easy on page 238. But I also found it on FoodTV.
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