Saturday, March 19, 2011

lemony dessert

Yummy note:
Not sure what to call this so I left it as a "dessert" - wasn't sure to classify it as a pie or a tart or a pudding-like snack :) Either way, I was happy with the results and the tart lemon flavor. Definately was sour, but that's what I was looking for in making something lemony. I liked pairing it with the cream and berries on top as it added a nice sweetness to the dessert. The original recipe I saw for this called for more of homemade crust, slmost tart-like, but due to lack of time and ingredients, I decided to pull a pie shell from the freezer and go this route instead and it worked fine.

lemony dessert


1 refrigerated or frozen pie shell/crust
3 large eggs, plus 3 more large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
zest of 1 lemon
3/4 cup lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
3/4 cup heavy cream

Prepare pre-made pie crust according to directions on package for a pie shell. Probably something like preheat oven to 350-400 degrees and bake for about 10-12 minutes. Bake as if you are doing a cream pie according to directions. Tip: Put aluminum foil around the edge of your pie crust so that it does not burn while baking. Remove it during the last 10 minutes or so during the final bake of the dessert. While pie crust is baking, whisk the eggs and yolks together. Then add the sugar, lemon juice and zest. Finally, whisk in the cream. Pour this lemony mixture into your baked shell. Place the pie on a sheet pan so it does not spill in your oven. Put on the center rack of your oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the filling is firm to the touch. I did it until it cracked some so that i could tell it was done, and didn't jiggle. Set on a rack to cool and cut and serve :)

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