I absolutely love the dessert I brought to my brother and sister in law’s house for Thanksgiving. I found the recipe a long time ago and have been meaning to make it for ages. Since my sister in law isn’t a big chocolate fan (the horror!) and most of my family loves lemon, this Lemon Cream Pie seemed perfect. It was!
Lemon Cream Pie (Serves 10)
Recipe from Real Simple Magazine, April 2012
9 ounces gingersnaps (about 35)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest, plus more for serving, plus 1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, process the gingersnaps until fine crumbs form. Add the butter, granulated sugar, and 1/2 tsp. of the salt and pulse until moistened. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate, using a straight-sided dry measuring cup to help. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the edges are dry and set, 16 to 18 minutes. (Note: the bottom will still appear moist and soft but will become firmer as it cools; this is a crunchy crust, not a soft, graham cracker-style one.) Let cool.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, condensed milk, lemon zest and juice, and the remaining 1/2 tsp. of salt. Pour the mixture into the crust and bake until set in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool and then refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
3. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream and confectioners’ sugar on medium until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread on the pie, sprinkle with the additional zest, and serve immediately.
Tuesday night was my son’s last flag football game. Between his basketball practice and the game, there wasn’t a ton of time. So…dinner never happened. When I got home, I ate a granola bar and went to bed. SO unlike me!
I took the kids to school. I was going to go to the gym but I’m so behind on stuff at home that I was getting too stressed out. I made the decision to stay home and knock out some stuff. I’m glad I did!
I went to an appointment, followed by lunch with Alicia at Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge at the Fashion Valley Mall.
Tuna, salmon, yellowtail sushi:
My favorite Wasabi Roll:
Albacore Delight Roll:
I did some holiday shopping, then headed to pick up the kids from school.
I took the kids to Alicia’s for dinner. We enjoyed some Leucadia Pizza.
After the photo was taken, I had another small slice of pepperoni pizza. I love pizza.
The kids didn’t have school today. Instead, we had parent-teacher conferences. That was my morning. I came home and got a bunch of stuff done, including prepping for my Stella & Dot party tomorrow!
Lunch was a salami sandwich, veggies and ranch dressing.
Tonight I have an event at the school to attend so hopefully I can sneak dinner in there somewhere. Hopefully not another granola bar.
When was the last time you skipped dinner?