Lemon Cake Pie

Submitted by: Suzanne McMinn on April 4, 2011

Lemon cake pie is an old stand-by spring holiday classic that combines the best of both dessert worlds–cake AND pie. And who wants to decide between cake and pie? It’s a perfect light, fresh pie with a layer of cake on top and a pudding on the bottom.

Servings: 8   Prep Time: 15 minutes   Cook Time: 40-45 minutes  

Ingredients

one1 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
1 cup milk
one unbaked pie shell


Directions

Combine sugar, flour, butter, salt, and egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Beat. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Add milk and beat again. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Fold into filling mixture. Pour filling into prepared pie shell. Bake at 350-degrees for 40-45 minutes (or till set–do the toothpick test!). Cool. Chill to store.


Note: It’s best if you use fresh lemon and grated peel, but if you don’t have fresh lemon, you can get away with using bottled lemon juice.

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