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Friday, August 5, 2016

Family Recipe Friday: Lemon Ice Box Pie

A recipe from Grandma's cookbook titled "Judy Johnson's Ice Box Pie."  This is a delicious, refreshing pie for hot summer days.  An alternative to the vanilla wafer cookie crust would be a graham cracker crust. 

Lemon Ice Box Pie


Vanilla wafer cookies

3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Pinch of salt

Line the bottom of a 9” pie plate with vanilla wafer cookies. 

In a bowl, beat egg yolks until foamy.  Add milk, beat well.  Add the lemon juice, salt and zest and whip to a cream.  Pour filling into cookie-lined plate.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Make a meringue using the egg whites and 3 tablespoons of sugar, beaten until stiff peaks form.  Spoon on top of filling, spreading to seal, and bake in oven until the meringue begins to brown, about 10 - 12 minutes.  Watch carefully to prevent burning.

Refrigerate pie for 24 hours before serving.


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