Lovely Lemon

Submitted by Chris Fowler.
Originally in the 1991 cookbook

Like many recipes in the cookbook, this one comes from Mom’s famous black cookbook. This recipe was a staple for the Holidays. It is easy to make and was always a hit.


1/2 cube margarine
1/4 cup sugar + 1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup wheat flour (fine) or graham cracker crumbs
1 6 ounce package of lemon jello
2 cups boiling water
1 15 ounce can evaporated milk, chilled
1/3 cup lemon juice


  1. Make crust by melting margarine, ¼ cup sugar, and flour or graham cracker crumbs.
  2. Press crumb mixture into large dish
  3. Put 2/3 of mixture in 9×13 inch pan, reserving rest for topping.
  4. Mix together jello and boiling water. After jello has dissolved, add 3/4 cup of cold water.
  5. Chill jello until mixture begins to set.
  6. After jello has set, whip evaporated milk untill stiff.
  7. Pour mixture into crust-lined dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup crust.
  8. Place in refrigerator until firm.

NOTE: Can must be refrigerated for 2 hours or in freezer for 1/2 hour before being whipped.


One thought on “Lovely Lemon

  1. I remember having this every Christmas. In fact, it is a favorite in my family, but I lost the crust and add the whipped milk to different flavors of Jello (in place of the hot water). We call it Fuzzy Jello 🙂 Love it!


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