Sunday, February 10, 2013

Irish Lemon Pie

Pinterest is awesome, isn't it?! Whilst cruising around trolling for dessert recipes, I came across a pin for something called "Irish Lemon Pudding". Since my husband is Irish, I'm always trying to find ways that Irish-ness can become delicious. I adapted the Pinterest recipe into pie and voila! Heaven in Irish lemon-y form. Here's how I did it:

1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
2TBSP melted butter
Combine these in a bowl and press into a 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes, and set aside.

Meanwhile...
2 TBSP softened butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup flour
2 lemons, zested and juiced (*I used 1/4 cup of lemon juice plus 1tsp lemon extract since lemons are not in season for my location right now)
1 1/4 cups milk

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks, beat on medium for one minute. Add in the flour, then the lemon juice and zest, incorporating each ingredient. Add the milk and mix well. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with a whisk or whisk attachment until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the lemon mixture, gently. Pour the entire mixture into the prepared graham cracker crust and bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is very lightly browned and the center is completely set.

Refrigerate for about 1/2 an hour or so, and then top with whipped cream and some fresh nutmeg.

This is heavenly; the whole family loved it. A new dessert in our rotation, for certain!

2 comments:

  1. This sounds totally awesome - I am printing it out and going to have Alexis make it! :-)

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    1. Oh you'll have to tell me what you think!

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