Thanks for being here. Then, stir in the melted butter. My concern is about the egg yolks not being cooked. I am worried about not cooking the eggs. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie plate and set aside. If I could find another use for a bit of the condensed milk I’d reduce that too again just because of the sweetness. Thank you for such a great recipe. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This recipe is the property of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. Thank you for sharing this recipe! It seemed that the sugar “fell out” of the meringue and sat as a syrup in between the meringue and the filling. I’m making this pie right now and can’t wait to eat it! Whether you use Saltines or Ritz, the crust makes the pie great. I made this lemon pie last night and it was quite sweet. One night, when I was a child, I stayed home with a babysitter while my parents went out with another couple. Orange Meringue Pie is a delicious spin on a Lemon Meringue Pie! Hi Aunt Deb! Her original recipe calls for 3 cups of sweetened condensed milk which is about 2 1/4 cans. All Desserts All Recipes Desserts Holiday Recipes Pies Thanksgiving, Your email address will not be published. On a similar note: how is it March already? The lemon flavor and consistency of the filling was great! Pour the mixture into the cooled crust (don’t go over the top of the crust—you might not … Bake for 8 minutes until just lightly golden. Next we whip up our meringue. Cool completely before serving - this pie is best served chilled. Learn how your comment data is processed. Seeing this post got me thinking how yummy this would be (and cute!) What ingredients are in a Lemon Cream Pie? *Note: I recommend zesting the lemons before juicing them - it's much easier. It takes only three ingredients to make the filling of this pie. (14 ounce) cans Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk (about 2 3/4 cup). How to make the BEST Lemon Cream Pie: Start by making the graham cracker crust. Required fields are marked *. Let me know if you have recommendations! Of course I gravitated to her easy Lemon Pie…which literally is done in under 20 minutes. I love lemon curd, but I just don’t love meringue, so lemon meringue pie is a no-go for me. Success! The original recipe is 1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk, 3 large egg yolks, 1/2 cup lemon juice (I always put extra to make it a little tarter),  1 T. Lemon Zest. All your friends will think you’re a kitchen genius, and no one has to know just how easy it really is. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie pan, spreading it up the sides as well. Granga’s recipe calls for commercial lemon juice, and while it’s fine in a pinch, I prefer to use real lemons. Meringue: Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat room temperature egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. This easy Lemon Pie is light, creamy, sweet and tart lemon pie with a thick graham cracker crust. Meringue seems scary to a lot of people, but it’s really a matter of patience. I say yes. Overall the pie was too sweet. Our Receipe is off of the Eagle Brand can from years ago when they put a little folded Receipe pamphlet on the lid. Whip until fluffy, and add to cooled lemon pie. ❤️. Combine crushed graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Then I’d bake for 8-10 minutes, then fill each cup with the filling and top with the meringue, and bake for 10-12 minutes until the meringue is browned. I don’t think they feel like they have to put on a show, they’re just themselves. Well. I’m thinking about these issues in sharper focus now because I’m actually starting a new full time job next week, as an in-house counsel. So she went to all that effort and then he tasted it and he says, “it’s good, but not like my mom’s.”. In medium bowl, combine milk, lemon juice and zest; blend in egg yolks. Obviously, I’m a genius. Make the crust: Place melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and stir with a fork until fully combined. Graham Cracker Crust This recipe would also be super yummy with a traditional pie crush or a short bread crust. So, same modification. We made this Banana Cream Pie a couple of years ago on her heart-anniversary. Anne would love your modifications …. The more time lost during the day due to overwhelm, the less time I have at night to disconnect from the overwhelm, and then the cycle continues. Yup, that’s it. Did I lose you? Hi Nancy – I have not had any issue with the eggs not being cooked when making this pie over the years! With a whisk, mix your yolks together with the 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk and the lemon juice. Wow, thank you so much for the thoughtful comment! As I was making it, I realized it’s very similar to the Key Lime Pie in my cookbook, except obviously made with lemons instead of limes. The total amount of ingredients are shown above. All this means is that when you stop your mixer and pull the beaters out of the bowl, the impressions they make will remain very defined. My dad will laugh when I tell him! Intrigued (because Lemon Meringue is … I hope you can help me think through this. I realize this is an old post; I kind of stumbled upon it and after reading your story about your parents dating and the lemon meringue pie, I just had to comment. Usually, lemon meringue pie has a rolled shortbread crust and a sweet, almost Jello-like lemon custard filling that you have to cook and temper eggs with and such. For this recipe you shared with everyone and for the wonderful and accomplished young woman that you are. It definitely doesn’t make a difference so unless you really want to open an entire can to just use a tiny bit of it, do it my way. I will skip the sugar in the graham cracker crust in the future,  but don’t know how to cut the sweetness a bit from the filling. I’ve always been most productive late at night (it’s 12:39am as I’m writing this) and I always thought it was just a personal quirk – but now I think it’s because late at night, no one else is awake, I’m not getting a barrage of emails and texts and news alerts, and the world is finally quiet enough that I can focus. You can crush graham crackers yourself or buy the pre-crushed crumbs (I buy the crumbs), mix with melted butter and a little sugar, and press into the pie pan. I was brought up on this pie, and I have to agree; I think the graham cracker crust compliments the filling much better, and IMO, the filling has a lot more lemon flavor than the custard type. Being an accomplished baker herself (I come by it honestly), she decided to bake it for him. Let me know if you try it! How long do you think it will last? Next time, I will try to spread the meringue on warm to hot filling and bake it at 425F for 4-5mins. My dad’s favorite dessert was lemon meringue pie, and like your father, he loved the variety made with your recipe. I’m embarrassed to admit how long it had been since I’d read anything that wasn’t an online article or email. For the meringue, add egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar to a stand mixer. You can also use a 9-inch springform pan too if you prefer. Adding their zest takes the lemon flavor up a notch! Is there a temperature I can check for to ensure the eggs are cooked thoroughly? Fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, egg yolks in a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with homemade sweetened whipped cream. Let the crust sit on a wire rack while you … The recipe comes from his mom, my Granga, and it’s a winner every time. sweetened condensed milk – makes the pie sweet and creamy! I can't be left alone with a warm cinnamon roll or chocolate chip cookie. Let me know if you have any other questions! You can make it ahead (I’d recommend no earlier than 12 hours) and it looks so impressive. Bake crust for 10 minutes then remove from oven and let cool. White Chocolate Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies. For the Crust: Spray a pie dish with non-stick spray. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/lemon-pudding-pie-with-graham-cracker-crust Read More... posted in Cookies, Dessert, Game Day, Party Food, Recipes, posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Buns & Pastries, Holiday, Recipes, posted in Cakes, Date Night, Dessert, Holiday, Recipes, Single Layer Cakes, Spring, posted in Brownies & Bars, Chocolate Lovers, Date Night, Dessert, Party Food, Recipes, This site contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Love the recipe, however, my filing was runny. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom and all the way up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Your email address will not be published. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/lemon-meringue-pie-condensed-milk salted butter – helps solidify the crust and adds buttery flavor. Steps to Make It. I think a side effect of our constant connectivity and “busyness” is that time actually escapes us. It gets the zest off without the bitter pith underneath. But, you know me well enough by now to know that I’m going to make my own crust. Source: adapted from Magnolia's Lemon Pie. Next on my list is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (so I can have more context for the show). I think I might have been the last person in this world to watch the show Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. For the crust: In a mixing bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and sugar until combined. This year we will be on a plane once again so I’m here early to share this pie with you. It’s almost Pi day. I actually read a couple books (ok, it was on my iPad), and even left my phone in the hotel room (it was difficult). cinnamon – optional to add a little spice to your pie crust. Cover the crust if it starts to brown too much towards the end. Please try again. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. You want to whip until the egg whites have reached “stiff peak” form. They have removable bottoms which would make it easier to get out. I love the recipe and hope others will try and love it too in her memory! My father ate a piece (he was polite!) For the Whipped Cream: Mix the cream, sugar, and vanilla. Not sure what I did wrong. In a large bowl, combine the flour with the salt. Pour into the warm crust. I don’t think I’ve ever had that issue, but will try it again soon and see if I can refine the recipe. Then press them into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch pie pan. Usually resulting in less sleep for me. But I remembered how much I enjoy reading for pleasure, and how much I miss taking the time to focus on just reading one story for a few hours without being bombarded by notifications and emails. Hope that helps! March 14th? If you prefer to use the Deep Dish Crust and make a thicker pie, prepare the recipe per the instructions but use 5 Egg Yolks, 2 cans of Sweetened Condensed Milk and 1 cup of Lemon Juice. With … For more details, please see my. I think 1/3 cup of sugar in the meringue is way too much. Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and walnuts and mix well until all crumbs are moistened and you have a wet sandy consistency. I love the browned color the meringue gets. It may be a little messy to get them out but it’s worth a shot! Hi Edna, if you’re using a store bought graham cracker crust, no need to pre-bake it – just fill with the lemon filling, top with the meringue, and bake! My sister-in-law Kim had her heart transplant 4 years ago on March 14th so every year we make a pie (or eat one if we’re out of town) on that day to celebrate her new chance at life. I don’t plan on anything changing for you, dear readers, which means I will need to get better about managing my time effectively. Apparently, at some point during the evening, my dad mentioned lemon meringue pie was his favorite dessert. I find making sure the pie is fully chilled before serving helps. Every one has a lemon pie recipe so hope this is different and you like it. I use a hand mixer and a glass bowl. I think my bubbles are from the top getting hot enough, but not sure about the filling all the way through. I just made this pie and it was amazing. 3 eggs, separated. Sorry that it turned out runny for you, I have never had that issue. There was an error submitting your subscription. My family uses Eagle Brand milk. A couple months later, my parents went to dinner at this couple’s home, and remembering what my dad had said, the wife made a lemon meringue pie for dessert – except it was the “standard” variety; flour pastry crust and lemon custard filling. The other unusual aspect of this pie is the graham cracker crust. In all my years of making pie crusts, I don’t recall ever making one with Ritz. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. The crust for your lemon meringue pie can also be made from vanilla wafers. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. For the crust, combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl and stir until the graham cracker crumbs are evenly moistened; the mixture will look like wet sand. I’d definitely make it again but reduce the added sugar to the crust or skip it all together. I don’t actually have a Lemon Meringue Pie recipe right now, but honestly, you could refrigerate this and add meringue or whipped cream and it’d be very similar. I'm Katie: attorney by day, baker by night. Graham cracker crusts are a snap to make. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up … Yum. (same eggs as the yolks used for the filling). Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 25-30 minutes or … A simple recipe to brighten up winter months, or any time of year! I want the filing to be solid. Thank you for sharing. Mix all together and put into graham cracker crust the make meringue from the egg white, put on top of pie filling and bake at 325-350 for about 15 minutes till meringue is a nice golden brown. It’s a tart, creamy custard – almost cheesecake reminiscent. Lemon juice, egg yolks and a can of sweetened condensed milk. A sweet, creamy lemon meringue pie made with an easy graham cracker crust. Whether through email, social media, texting, snapping, blogging, even watching TV or reading the news, it seems we are ALWAYS connected and always juggling a million items on the to-do list. Learn how your comment data is processed. I just wanted to share if you don't have it try you might want to keep it. Using electric mixer, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and coarse salt in large bowl until frothy. I stuck with just 2 cans. Cookie crust: Make the cookie crust by blending Graham crackers/digestive biscuits and melted butter in a food processor. Little bubbles will start to surface. It’s sad. So I’m making her one now. It’s insanely easy, and the results are delicious every time. Here is the, Single Layer Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days (though it is best on the day it's made). You can also buy mini tart pans and try making them in there. DELICIOUS, I absolutely love this pie. My kind of pie. Then all you need to do is bake it for a few minutes, and while it’s baking whip up the filling – egg yolks, the sweetened condensed cream, lemon juice and zest. I have made it several times. 1 can 300 ml Eagle Brand® Regular or Low Hi Sharon – I’ve never had an issue with the filling being runny. Here’s why I love them. It was very much like what you shared. It’s time consuming and difficult. NEW: Sign up for my email list so you never miss any recipes! Are you sure you used all the correct ingredients and chilled the pie fully? A lot of things have been happening recently both life and career-wise, and I decided to take the opportunity in Hawaii to just take a real break from everything. While the crust bakes and cools mix the lemon juice, lemon zest, Sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolks together in a bowl. Make sure the graham … Apologies for being away – I went to Hawaii for a week with Brian and my parents to celebrate a big birthday for my mom! My mom tells the story that early on when she and my dad were dating, he mentioned his love for lemon meringue pie. Mine was also runny, and it was like simple syrup. Impressive it is, intricate it is not. Pour into cooled crust. I happened to be on a really long flight and started binge watching their show. She hasn’t told me which recipe she used, but I’m guessing it’s something like this Betty Crocker classic. Spread over filling; seal to edge of crust. And we used the juice of two fresh lemons. Love the taste of the recipe but mine also turned out runny. We made a home made graham cracker crust. Gradually add … I love that your dad had the same reaction to “normal” lemon meringue pie. If you haven’t seen the show, run and watch it now and you’ll immediately fall in love with them. Ingredients. When she showed me how to make it (I was about 10). I also thought of substituting evaporated milk in place of some of the condensed milk. © 2020 Katiebird Bakes, LLC. Your email address will not be published. Bake for 8 minutes. Ok, enough about my pseudo-ADD. Here are the three stages of egg whites: Spread that gorgeous meringue on top of the custard, bake it (watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn), chill for a couple hours in the fridge, and voila! Did you just reduce the amount of condensed milk you used or should I add more lemon juice to the filling? Lemon zest; Egg yolks; To make the crust first stir together the graham crumbs, sugar and melted butter. And you know why I’m making pie, right? I'm Christy Denney, and I eat everything. Whisk over medium high speed until the egg whites form thick, glossy medium-firm peaks, about 3 to 5 minutes total. But, you know, she liked him. Filed Under: Dessert, Pies & Tarts, Recipes. Personally, I don’t think I take enough time to slow down and reflect on things, or to disconnect entirely at any point in the day. but mentioned multiple times over the next few days how “tasteless” it was and how my mom’s recipe was just SO superior! A buttery graham cracker crust and sweetened whipped cream topping are the perfect accompaniment for this spring dessert. The addition of sweetened condensed milk in a lemon pie sounds so good! They’re genuine. All part of the plan. You bake the filling and meringue at the same time. Reduced condensed milk barely so I didn't have to open another can. This is a humble, simple pie that packs a big flavor. I'm a mom of five, wife, and cookbook author living in sunny Florida. I’m sure it would be fine without sugar in the crust and very little if any in the meringue. The more I think about it, the more I realize how serious a problem this is. Press into a pie dish/tart case and bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool. Beat on medium speed for 4-5 minutes. 3.14 is the digital reading for March 14th and constant for the symbol Pi. Any tips in that regard will be most welcome. 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