Lemon Cake-Pie

Lemon Cake-Pie - This super-easy pie bakes into a light (almost angel-food-like) cake on top of a creamy custardy crust-full-of-yummy-ness!

Recipe: Lemon Cake-Pie

Summary: When I found this recipe for Lemon Cake-Pie in my Grandmothers recipe box, I was intrigued. This super-easy pie bakes into a light (almost angel-food-like) cake on top of a creamy custardy crust-full-of-yummy-ness! 

Ingredients

    • 1 9-inch deep dish pie crusts, I use Marie Callender’s frozen. No need to defrost. No need to prebake
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest, (I usually add more)
    • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, (please use fresh)
    • 3 eggs, separated
    • 1 1/4 cups milk, I use 2%

Instructions:

  1. Put rack on lowest position in oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, lemon peel and lemon juice.
  5. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks with milk until well blended, stir into lemon mixture.
  6. In another medium sized bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until they hold distinct but moist peaks. Gently fold egg whites into lemon mixture. (Don’t mix it too much.).
  7. Pour filling into pie crust.
  8. I always end up with more filling than will fit in the pie crust so I put it in a couple ceramic ramekins and cook it along with the pie.
  9. Bake on the lowest rack of the oven until the top is browned and the center jiggles only slightly when pan is gently shaken (45-55 minutes). If the crust begins to brown excessively, drape it with foil.
  10. Let cool before serving. But it’s good warm too!

Recipe adapted from: Craving Comfort

 

 

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 50 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8 -10

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