Friday, January 7, 2011

Lemon Cream Pie

I found this recipe a few years ago out of one of my favorite cook books. I loved it. I love lemon meringue pie but I don't like the meringue part so this sounded so good to me. My father in law TT had it on Christmas with us and he said it was the best pie he has ever had.

1 1/4 c. sugar
6 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. water
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
6 Tbsp. lemon juice (fresh)
1 Tbsp. butter
1 c. heavy cream, whipped and sweetened
Baked 9 inch. pie shell

Combine sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a saucepan; blend well. Place over Medium heat and add water, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Bring to a full boil to thoroughly cook the cornstarch. Remove from heat and add a little of the hot pudding to egg yolks while stirring rapidly. Return egg mixture to hot pudding and reheat, stirring constantly, just until smooth. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, rind, and butter.

Cream cheese filling:

3 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 pt. whipping cream
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Whip cream; set aside. Mix cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice, then add whipped cream. Spread cream cheese filling over pie shell. Pour lemon filling on top of cream cheese filling. Chill. Serve pie topped with whipped cream.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds delish Jen! I want you to come make it for me:)

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