I have made so many of these pies over the years that my children n grew tired of them. My youngest sister and brother still serve them for special occasions. years. I recently made one for a get-together and my friends ate it all.
Thaw the cool whip in fridge. In a mixing bowl, place cream cheese and whip until fluffy, add your lemon juice and mix in in.
To the Cream cheese mixture, pour in and mix the condensed milk about 30 seconds. There will be a few lumps, do not be overly concerned. Add the vanilla and mix.
Pour the pie mixture into the crust. Spread the cool whip over the top. Place the plastic cover back over the crust and chill pie until ready to serve, at least four house. Can be frozen overnight and set in the fridge for 4 until ready to serve.