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My oh Meyer Lemon Pie

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I'm not going to lie,
This might not be a pie.

It's taste is so fine
That no one should draw the line

And call this a tart
While it tries to play the part

Of a tasty, little pie
for this contest it just wants to try.


Almond Crust

Prepare the crust first and let it cool. While it's cooling, prepare the filling.

Ingredients:

2 cups almond flour (can use almond meal for a little more nutty texture)

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 egg white

1/4 tsp salt (omit the salt if using salted butter)


Method:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until the mixture forms small crumbs. Spoon mixture into a 9 inch tart pan. Press the mixture into the pan until it forms a crust on the bottom and up the sides. (It may not go all the way to the top of the pan.)

Bake the tart crust for 15 - 20 minutes. The edges will be brown and the bottom firm.

Recipe adapted from http://nourishedkitchen.com/fresh-fig-tart-almond-crust/


Lemon Filling

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup juice from Meyer lemons (4 - 5 lemons, can also use regular lemons)

6 large eggs

2 egg yolks

1 1/2 cups sugar

couple pinches of salt

2 cups unsalted butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces


Method:

Create a water bath by filling a sauce pan with water and bring to a simmer.

Using a stainless steel bowl (one that will fit on top of the sauce pan, but not touch the water) combine the whole eggs, yolks, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly and then stir in the lemon juice.

Place bowl over the water bath and continually whisk until the temperature reaches 160 degrees or coats the back of a spoon.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly (to about 140 degrees). This can take 10 - 12 minutes.

Once the mixture has cooled a bit, add the butter one tablespoon at a time and blend with an immersion blender. Completely blend in butter before adding the next. This process can also be completed in a blender, again adding the butter one tablespoon at a time.

Pour the filling into the crust, only fill until just below the top of the crust and chill (this can take be as little as an hour). If you have leftover filling, pour into ramekins and enjoy as a pudding.

Once chilled, remove from pan and serve.

Recipe adapted from http://food52.com/blog/2980_tartine_bakerys_lemon_cream
Paperduck2 years ago
So is my the result of my efforts: I didn't use Meye lemons but instead one part orange juice and two parts lemon juice. I like the flavor, though next time I will try less sugar, and the texture is very creamy. Thanks again for posting! :)
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snowballwinters (author)  Paperduck2 years ago
looks beautiful! The texture on this filling is very flan like. I really like that about it.
mistyp2 years ago
Looks very yummy! And I adore the fact that you added in your own poem :-) Though I'm disappointed that the ingredients list was not in rhyme....

Anyway, thank you for sharing and good luck on the contest!
snowballwinters (author)  mistyp2 years ago
Thanks!
thekanester2 years ago
Would I appear shallow if I admitted that I'd hoped that a "My oh Meyer Lemon Pie" may have had something to do with Russ Meyer.

I'm not disappointed or anything. Well, maybe a little. Nice pie though. I'm looking for something to make with the kids at the weekend, and this will be perfect! Thanks.
snowballwinters (author)  thekanester2 years ago
I had to look up Russ Meyer...that's not something that should be googled at work! haha
Paperduck2 years ago
It's currently sitting in the fridge to get firm so I haven't tasted the final product yet but I feel this recipe involves rather intimidating amounts of sugar and butter. After tasting the still liquid filling I think it could do fine with about half the sugar and I'm wondering if all that butter is necessary for a good texture and taste?

Either way, thank you very much for posting this! It's a dish I have never tried before and I'm looking forward to my first slice tomorrow after lunch. :)
snowballwinters (author)  Paperduck2 years ago
You could possibly reduce the sugar, I think it would depend on your Meyer Lemons. Mine were pretty tart, so even with the amount of sugar called for the tart still had a bite to it.

I don't know about reducing the butter, the rich, creaminess it has might be missed with out it. But it's defiantly worth experimenting with!