Monday, May 27, 2013

Lemony Blueberry Layered Pie

For my garden tea today, I've made a recipe that was in Good Housekeeping magazine and it's from  I'm serving it with iced blueberry green tea in my lemon glass from the Dollar Tree.  The snack plate is from our local Trade Days.

I filled a glass teapot with fresh lemons and used these unusual flowers I found at the grocery store.   The name of the flower is Eryngium, which I have never heard of.  Don't they look like star bursts?
If you like lemon, I think you'll love this recipe.  It's not as pretty as it could be, because we were too anxious to cut into it, and didn't let it set up the proper amount of time. 

1 graham cracker crust for a 9" pie, store bought or for homemade, check here
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (3.4 oz.) box instant lemon pudding
2 t. Fresh lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 (21 oz.) can blueberry pie filling

Combine cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and powdered sugar in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix at medium speed for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.

Add pudding mix, lemon zest and lemon juice; mix until well blended.

Spoon about half of the pie filling into the bottom of the graham cracker crust. Spoon lemon filling on top and spread evenly. Cover and chill for at least an hour.

Spoon remaining pie filling on top just before serving.

I am sharing this with:

              Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. Good Morning Kitty, I love lemon flavours, so this is going to be such a treat. I am the same, it is so hard to leave a desert to set before cutting into it. It is because we are excited to enjoy the flavours.
    Eryngiums are grown a lot here in England. They actually look lovely when mixed with cottage garden plants as the spikiness of the plant goes well with blousey plants.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.
    Best wishes

  2. I know I would LOVE this pie, Kitty! I am quite the blueberry freak. Everything looks so pretty!

  3. I giggled about being too anxious to let it set. I would do the same thing! It looks and sounds delicious and so very summer-ish. There is something about lemons and summer.
    And those flowers really do look like starbursts.

  4. Good Morning Kitty,
    Your Lemony Blueberry Layered Pie looks heavenly, a perfect pie for todays dessert. Hope you have a peaceful day and thanks for sharing.
    Miz Helen

  5. Welcome home, Kitty. Hating we didn't get to meet up. I am so sorry for that, totally my fault and if there is a next time I intend to get things firmly set in stone so we definately make it happen, that's a promise.

    This pie I know my husband would love- he hardly ever eats sweets but he would love lemon and blueberry, this I know! I am going to try it. Thanks again for another wonderful recipe.

    Yes those odd flowers look just like "bombs bursting in air!" Perfect for this table!

  6. Kitty, you know I love lemon anything so this is recipe I'm going to have to try and it looks so easy -- yummy too! Happy Tea Day!

  7. This perhaps is my favorite garden tea post yet, and I do love all of them and all your desserts!! I love lemons and blueberries. That little pitcher with lemons and those unusual flowers is so sweet, love it. xo

  8. Yummy, this will fill a lemon craving! So easy too and low calorie. :-) (hopeful) Your flowers are also known as Sea Holly - I used to have them in my garden but they seeded everywhere! They did make a nice addition when dried for an arrangement.

  9. Kitty, I love the combination of lemon and blueberry! The clear pitcher with lemons and sea holly is darling. I bought a sea holly plant at the garden fest last year. I hope you are enjoying Tea Day!

  10. I have to chuckle Kitty, I cut that recipe out too! Glad to hear you liked it! Lovin' your pretty flower arrangement-Happy Memorial Day:@)

  11. Kitty, those flowers are unusual but don't they look lovely in your lemony arrangement! Your blueberry lemon pie would be a favourite here and taste delightful with a cup of tea. Love an easy recipe too. Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely week, my friend.


  12. Kitty what a wonderful recipe you are sharing ... your pie looks tres yummy! Love the way you have used the glass pitcher with lemons to display those lovely flowers ... may borrow that idea, this summer. Wishing you a beautiful week, blessings, C. (HHL)

  13. Your cheesecake looks great! The common name of your flower is sea holly. I have grown them in my garden in the past. Have a wonderful week, Kitty.

  14. You are soo creative! How I love your teapot filled with lemons. The pie looks perfectly wonderful too. All those ingredients MUST make a tasty dessert!

  15. Sounds delicious Kitty! We love lemon and blueberries and your pitcher with lemons and flowers makes a wonderful centerpiece!

  16. Those blue things dry nicely too! Love the glass.. we both shop at the best places. Blueberry green tea, now that sounds scrumptious too. Love the pie.. Oh my.. sound like something for dinner on Sunday! xo marlis

  17. Dear Kitty, such a great combo. Lemons and blueberries...yumm!
    How do you remain so thin? You are quite the baker....Thank you Kitty for your loving prayers. I hope your hubby is doing well. He is so lucky to have you by his side. xo Linda

  18. Hi sweet Kitty! I LOVE your flowers with the lemons - absolutely stunning :) And your pie looks divine. Your recipes always have my mouth watering. Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs to you!

  19. Kitty, yummy.I love lemon desserts and this looks so good....I like those unusual flowers...
    Love, Mona

  20. I tell you - you always have such winning recipes!!! I love it and am so glad you shared with Tea In The Garden Kitty.

  21. I love what you did with the lemons, that is so different! Your glass teapot is definitely a conversation starter with those fun flowers! Trying to keep my mind off of that yummy looking dessert...

  22. Two of my favorites - blueberries and lemons! Love the lemons in the pitcher!!!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. I have made a pie similar to this in the past, and I discovered that it need to be in that freezer for more than an hour to set up right. Like you, I have NO patience when I know it's sitting in there...waiting for me...crying out to me...wanting me, too. :-) So mine turns on to the plate a big ol' mess everytime. Don't matter! I'm scarfin' it up no matter what it looks like!!!!!

    Lemons and blueberries together are so good! You have inspired me to do that pie again. I think I'll do it just before I have to leave the house to run a bunch of errands. That way it will set up nicely and I'll actually have a decent slice. Or not. I don't care. I just wanna eat it!!! It's delicious!!!!!!

    Oh...and I ALWAYS make the graham crust from scratch. Mine is much lighter, very buttery, and has more flavor than the store-bought. I do the same with pastry crusts. You didn't think I did that, did you? You thought I'd chicken out on that, didn't you? Nope! I actually enjoy it! It's therapy! Therapy AND science all in one to get the most perfect, flaky, buttery pie crust around! Surprise!!!

  24. Yum! I never pass up a piece of lemon pie. Congratulations on the win!

  25. Congratulations on winning Kathleen's giveaway! I know you'll use those pans a great deal.

    Your pie looks scrumptious & I have to tell you, I NEED those glasses by next week. You'll see why when you see the post I'm working on.

    Have a great week, honey & thanks for another winner of a recipe!


  26. Yum! That looks so good. I'm pinning your cute flower arrangemnet - love it! laurie

  27. So happy to read that you won Kathleen's giveaway, Kitty...can't wait to see what you make.
    Yummy sounding pie...I have tried a few of your recipes, have been real happy with them. I have everything on hand for this one except the blueberry pie filling...will get it next time I am at the grocery.
    Have a wonderful week, Kitty...

  28. We are going to just love this Pie, Kitty. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  29. This pie looks soul satisfying. I could probably live on it!


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