Thursday, September 10, 2009

lemon-lovers' pie

My friend Julie (of the silken tofu peanut-butter choco pie fame) kindly gave me an extra pre-made cookie pie crust (hard to come by in Japan), and I'd been craving lemon pie for a while.

One time I brought a bottle of key-lime juice back from Florida and once the juice was used up, I just converted the recipe on the back to a lemon pie recipe (you can get bottled lemon juice or fresh lemons here pretty easily).

So here is Mrs. Biddle's Key Lime Pie, morphed into lemon.

You'll need:

  • One cookie pie crust (homemade or storebought)
  • 14 oz. (414 ml) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 or 4 oz. (6 to 8 T.) of lemon juice (better with fresh if you have it)
  • Doesn't call for it, but I also add the zest of two lemons
Do this:

Combine the milk and egg yolks on low speed and then slowly add the juice, mixing until well blended. Pour into a cookie crust and bake at 350/180 for 15 minutes. Cool and then refrigerate. (You could probably pour it into individual oven-proof serving cups and nix the crust if you didn't have the energy, resources, or inclination for it. More like lemon custard.)

I really could eat the whole dang pie, but I was generous and shared half with hubby (over 2 nights running).

I'm a sucker for lemons in any form.

6 comments:

Tamakikat said...

This sounds good Abigail.

I like lemon flavored things too.

Glad you found about the post office 'your door'-to-door service. I've used it in the past and think it's the best.

TK

The Duo Dishes said...

Sounds so easy! Love that you can make these kinds of things in a matter of secs.

Cate said...

oh man do i wish i could come over for a piece of that.


my all time favorite dessert. i love it more than chocolate, which is saying a lot.

Holly and Jeremy said...

I've been stalking this yummy looking pie for the past few days and have decided that it's time to make one! I love lemony desserts. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lo said...

Lemon pie is serious comfort food for me -- and this looks so creamy and delish. And it's true -- you make it look so easy.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Tamakikat - I've used that p.o. service quite a lot now - what a back-saver!

Duo Dishes - Yes, so easy and so simple. And lemony.

Cate - I wish you could come over for some lemon pie, too! Fun!

Holly - Should my pie be worried about this stalking that's going on? :) Let me know how you like it.

Lo - Oh my WORD is this comfort food! I'm craving it again...