Thursday, August 25, 2011

Frozen Lemon Pie

For Family Home Evening this week I was hankering for some yummy moist chocolatey cake.  It was my son's turn to make the treat, so when he came home I approached him and asked if he wanted to make a chocolate cake for FHE.  Nothing doing Mom!  Okay, he didn't say That, but he found a different recipe to try.  It was from an old ward cookbook (also a gift from grandma), but we had to tweak it just a little.  The original recipe called for morning milk and raw eggs.  I don't have a cow, and the chickens are on vacation.  Actually, I avoid feeding my family raw eggs when I can (I admit I am a sucker for a taste of raw cookie dough, but it is so good!).  But we do try and give Salmonella the cold shoulder when we can.  I'll give you a few versions of what we've come up with.

Version 1
Frozen Lemon Pie
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
Mix together and pat half of it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate, or 9 inch casserole.
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup whipped cream or 1 cup whipped topping
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Whip together.  Pour into crust.  Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top.  Freeze until frozen.  We froze ours for about 2 1/2-3 hours.  Slice and serve. 

Version Two
Frozen Lemon Pie (Food Storage Version)
2 cups flour (white and wheat mixed)
1/2 cup brown sugar
dash of salt
1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
Mix together to form crumb mixture.  Pat into the bottom and along sides of 9 inch pan. (Pour extra crumbs in another pan). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Cool completely.  Break up extra crumbs if needed.
1/2 cup cold milk
1 pkg whipped topping mix (sometimes known as Dream Whip, awesome to have in your food storage).
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons egg powdered
6 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup lemon juice
Whip together until well mixed.  Pour into cooled crust.  Top with reserved crumbs.  Freeze for 2 1/2-3 hours.  Slice and serve.  

Very refreshing on a hot day.   

Can you guess which one we made?

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