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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Zesty Lemon Pie


No celebration is complete without a good dessert.  I served this pie for my Dad's birthday a few weeks ago, and I think it would make a great ending to a Labor Day cook-out as well. 

The pie has a great lemon flavor without being too tart.  I made the pie the day before and whipped the cream right before serving.  The pie is a breeze to make.  The hardest part is waiting on it to cool!

I didn't get a chance to get a picture of the whole pie - it was devoured before I could get my camera out.  Chicken Leg's was nice enough to eat another piece the next day so I could get a photograph (I'm sure that was the real reason).

Zesty Lemon Pie
adapted from Southern Living
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
6 egg yolks
2 (14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 2 ingredients; add butter, stirring until blended. Press mixture on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).

Whisk together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 4 hours.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until soft peaks form; dollop over chilled pie. Garnish, if desired.


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6 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful. I do love lemon and the fresh taste it gives desserts.

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  2. That sure looks delicious - can't remember the last time I had lemon pie, but it's been too long.

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  3. Looks yummy, and so do your baked beans!

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  4. I'm sure Chicken Legs didn't want to hurt your feelings!

    Looks terrific. I luv lemon pie.

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  5. This sounds and looks delicious Steph!
    I want to reach into my screen and grab that slice!

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  6. I like how you called this zesty instead of tart or tangy! Zesty's waaay cooler. :)

    Happy belated birthday to your pops!
    ~ingrid

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