142.8...Lemon Cream Pie

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!

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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. 

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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!  

Breakfast yesterday:

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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. 

Miso soup:

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Tuna, salmon, yellowtail sushi:

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My favorite Wasabi Roll:

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Albacore Delight Roll:

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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.

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After the photo was taken, I had another small slice of pepperoni pizza. I love pizza.

Breakfast today:

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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. 

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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?

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