Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lemon Pie

This one's for you Dad...

My Dad loved lemon pie. Those of you that knew him, know he was not much of a cook or baker. On occasion, he'd make a lemon pie from scratch though. Sometimes it didn't turn out quite right, but usually it was pretty good.

The day he went in the hospital, I made him this lemon pie. We snuck a piece in for him that night. Yum. I made us another one today for Thanksgiving.

My go to lemon pie recipe comes from this cookbook:

My Mom had this book for as long as I remember and it was our 'go to' book for several things.

Lemon Meringue Pie
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
3 tbs flour
dash salt
1-1/2 cups hot water
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tbs butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
pie shell

Mix sugar, cornstarch, flour, and salt. Gradually add hot water, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over med high heat until thick and boiling. Stir and boil 2 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Add a bit of hot mixture to egg yolks. Gradually return to hot mixture. Bring to boiling and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add butter and slowly add lemon juice, mixing well. Pour into pie shell.

meringue: beat egg whites until stiff, add sugar. Spread over pie and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

Cool before serving.

Back to the 80s

Sorry for the lack of posts... anyone who follows my regular blog knows that life was put on hold for a bit. My Dad became very ill and passed away on October 22, 2011. I haven't been baking much of anything lately aside from the occasional snack for the kids....

Last weekend I had a big cupcake project for an 80s birthday party at the skating rink. One-hundred neon cupcakes to be exact! And a Pacman and Ms. Pacman cake on the side.

Not perfect, but still cute enough. There were NO cupcakes left at all!! So I guess that would mean everyone liked them.