Lemon Ice Box Pie2012-03-23
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Lemon Ice Box Pie.
The kids great grandma used to make this all the time and I, a lover of all things lemon still adore it.
Since it’s May and already reaching mid 90′s around here, nothing is better than an ice cold silky, tart dessert in the heat. The lemon and lemon zest in this pie fairly sing on your tastebuds making your saliva glands spring to life while the creamy sweetness of the sweetened condensed milk make you close your eyes in pure bliss.
If you care to watch us make this on my show, you can click below to watch!
It’s simple really. Just get a ready-made homemade graham cracker crust or better yet, make your own.
If you’re interested in how to make your own graham cracker crust, I have a ridiculously simple recipe here.
In a mixing bowl, dump in 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk.
Squeeze 5 or 6 lemons (whichever make 3/4 cup) of lemon juice. Mamoo used frozen lemonade concentrate but for the life of me I couldn’t find that recipe and I always think fresh is best!) I looked up equivalents and it would be one cup of frozen lemonade though, if you want to go that route.
Note that I am using tongs to squeeze my lemons due to Lance breaking my lemon juicer in this debaucle. Let’s see if I can get him to use this one today and not destroy it on the show.
Also zest up one of the lemons right over top.
The zest equals roughly about one tablespoon.
And zest just adds SUCH a punch of lemon flavor!
Pour the juice into the sweetened condensed milk.
And mix it all up with a whisk.
Mix up 8 egg yolks with your mixer until they turn a softer yellow and get a little fluffy.
Dump in your condensed milk/lemon mixture.
And mix it all up again for about a minute.
Then pour it into your pie crust.
And bake it for 20 minutes at 350º. Put it in the “icebox” or what southerners used to call their refrigerator in olden days. (Hence the name!)
Now, I think Mamoo used Cool Whip…but you can make your own homemade whipped cream and it’s so much better! Just for fun toss in a bit of lemon zest into that too! Need a tutorial? Click here!
And there you have a gorgeous, yummy and tart Lemon Icebox Pie! Take it to your next church potluck…or just make it at home.
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