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.


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.


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...