السبت 22 يونيو 2024

Creamy Lemon Pie

موقع أيام نيوز

Deliciously cool and creamy lemon pie is the perfect summer dessert made with only 7 simple ingredients.

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Almond Crust

  • 11 (about 160g) full-sheet graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup (62g) salted almonds (I used roasted)
  • 2 Tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons (71g) unsalted butter, melted

Filling + Topping

  • 2 (14-ounce) cans full-fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • 4 large egg yolks*
  • garnish: lemon zest, lemon slices, almonds, whipped cream, or meringue topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Make the crust: Using a food processor, pulse the graham crackers and almonds together into crumbs. A few larger pieces of nuts is OK. Pour into a medium bowl and stir in the sugar. Add the melted butter and stir until combined. The mixture will be thick, coarse, and sandy. Try to smash/break up any large chunks. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9-inch pie dish. With medium pressure using your hand, pat the crumbs down into the bottom and up the sides to make a compact crust. Do not pack down with heavy force because that makes the crust too hard. Simply pat down until the mixture is no longer crumby/crumbly. Tips: You can use a small flat-bottomed measuring cup to help press down the bottom crust and smooth out the surface, but do not pack down too hard. And run a spoon around the bottom “corner” where the edge and bottom meet to help make a rounded crust⁠—this helps prevent the crust from falling apart. For more shaping technique tips, see the graham cracker crust recipe page.
  3. Pre-bake crust for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave the oven on.
  4. Make the filling: Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and egg yolks together. Pour into warm crust.
  5. Bake the pie for 19–21 minutes or until only *slightly* jiggly in the center. You want it mostly set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Once cool, cover and chill for at least 1 hour (and up to 3 days) before serving.
  6. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.