When Life gives you Lemons…..

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Make lemon meringue pie. Today, August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.

Did you forget? That’s OK .  If you use the blender – yes, blender pie – it goes fast. And easy. My mother used to make this pie. I associate it with my father’s poker nights….

It was a different lemon meringue pie then Ma Flynn’s, but still GOOD. And the goodest thing about lemon meringue pie is it comes with it’s own topping – no need for ice cream or whipped cream or other heavy dairy, although a little hot caramel sauce…. I digress.

Our old friend, the Waring blender

Our old friend, the Waring blender

Begin with the crust……

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HOW TO MAKE A CRUMB CRUST FOR A 8 or 9-inch PIE IN 18 SECONDS

15 graham cracker squares

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup melted butter

Make crumbs 5 crackers at a time on 7(BLEND)

Put the crumbs into a bowl

Ass the rest and stir until they are moistened

Press into a buttered pie plate

Chill until ready to fill OR bake in a pre heated 400 oven for 6 minutes and cool before filling

WARING COOK BOOK FOR THE 8 PUSH BUTTON BLENDER 1967 p. 17.

waring cbSince it’s summer, you probably have a lemon in the house….you’ll need the whole lemon.

Lemon Pie Filling

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup cornstarch

1 cup water

¼ cup lemon juice

Yellow rind of 1 lemon

3 egg yolks

1 tablespoon soft butter

 

Into container put all ingredients

Cover

Press button 6 (PUREE)

Blend 20 seconds

Empty into saucepan and cook over low heat stirring constantly until thickened

Pour into crust line 9 inch pie plate

Cool

If desired top with meringue and brown in oven (trust me, you want the meringue – desire the meringue. Also easy and very impressive. And tasty. Luscious yummy tasty.)

 

When I went to England, the filling was more like lemon curd and the meringue wasn't as mile high as back home.

When I went to England, the filling was more like lemon curd and the meringue wasn’t as mile high as back home.

Meringue Topping for Cream Pie

Cover cooled pie with a 3 egg white meringue and bake in a pre heated 425 oven for 5 minutes

 

They did not choose the quick and easy and no fail and tasty Graham cracker crust, but nice fluffy meringue

They did not choose the quick and easy and no fail and tasty Graham cracker crust, but nice fluffy meringue

WARING COOK BOOK FOR THE 8 PUSH BUTTON BLENDER 1967 p. 98.

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