Lemon Cream Pie

This is great using lemon or limes. I LOVE using tiny key limes even though it takes me a long time to get all the juice I need! This is a very tart and lemony pie. It was my Dad’s favorite and I remember lots of good times with him when I make it. He also loved banana cream.

Ingredients and Instructions

the day before I make the pie crust and chill it in the fridge

I also wash my lemons so they are ready to go

Graham Cracker Crust

set oven for 350F

in a saucepan melt 1/3 cup butter

add – 1/4 cup sugar

1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

mix well and press lightly into deep pie pan (I use a Pyrex 9 inch pan)

Bake for 1o to 12 minutes – watch edges do not burn

cool on wire rack and then place in fridge

Lemon Filling

Before starting – grate your lemon peel. Make sure you only take off the yellow part – the white underneath is very bitter!!

in a large saucepan

mix together – 1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons cornstarch

1/4 cup water

3/4 cup lemon juice

3 egg yolks

stir while adding

1 and 1/2 cups boiling water

bring mixture to a full boil (lots of bubbles) while stirring over medium heat

be careful the bottom is not starting to brown

take off heat and add

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

I cool this quickly by placing saucepan in the sink with some cold water around it

once cooled add

EITHER

1 cup whipping cream – whipped

OR

8 ounces thick Devon cream

whipping cream ready to be whipped

DO NOT overwhip your cream – you will get butter!! Just until the cream will hold a shape – see the lines created from my electric mixer. I can whip cream by hand with a whisk. Once, I even did it with a fork because that is all my friend had!! Took a while but tasted just as good!

add whipped cream to lemon filling and mix together with electric mixer

place mixture in your pie shell and cool at least 3 hours before serving

You can see I did not quite get everything mixed together – but still tasted awesome!!

sadly (or happily) this pie only lasts about 2 days so enjoy with friends!!

By the time I have this posted – our friends have helped us eat ALL the pie!!

Responses

  1. seriously people…this is the best lemon pie ever!


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