Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cure for what ails you

Lemon icebox pie sounds chilly, but January suits its sunny zest and pantry-friendly prep.

I recommend the Tupperware egg separator, should you spot one at the next yard sale.

For ten cents, it really does release more of the white than your fingers or a slotted spoon.


Anonymous said...

Meredith, this is my favorite pie. I love to make this pie. It was a favorite of my father's...I do not put the egg white topping on it though. (I save the extra egg whites and add them to the scrambled eggs the next morning) I make a crust of vanilla waffers. Recently I made this pie with chocolate graham crackers. Wonderful change. It was good...sweet, yet not too sweet..
Thanks for the simple reminders of a sweet life...Roxie

Teri H said...

I love that egg separator thing! Lemon anything sounds yummy!

Teri in CO

Anonymous said...

Looks great! I could use some nice lemon taste in my January days :)
Question: I'm a little leery of uncooked eggs as I'm pregnant - do the egg yolks really cook through in the time it takes to brown the meringue?

Anonymous said...

I just move the egg back and forth between the two eggshell halves as the white drains off. One is more likely to break the yolk that way than your egg separator, though.

Anonymous said...

Meredith I make this pie all the time. In fact made it Sunday when Jamie and family came for dinner. Had Shrimp Scampi, salad and this for desert.
My differance - I use 3 egg yolks and bake for 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Pie is just set. Before filling pie crust I beat part of the egg whites and brush on the crust to make it crispy Bake it for 5 minutes at 375. Then fill with filling and bake. Cool totally and cover the pie with Kool Whip or whipped cream. Then refrigerate.
Last for days in the frig. Of course I am by myself so it last longer.

Katie Gregg said...

Sounds delightful...and so sunshine-y!

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the receipe for sweetened condensed milk on Down to Earth - I wonder if it is as good as the canned. Its a new one on me anyhow !

kari and kijsa said...

Sounds delicious! Makes us think of summer!

kari & kijsa

Ann'Re said...

Yum! Growing up my grandmother had one of those egg separators and I've always been on the lookout for one. :)

TracyMichele said...

Although I can't even think about a cool treat at this point in my life (still no heat), I added this one to my recipe box on Allrecipes. I am going to make this when I return from vacation! I should be just about ready to relax by then. :)

Oh yeah.. and now looking for that egg separator thingy! Love it! I didn't know people used anything but the egg shells themselves. Hmmm.

Meredith said...

The egg separator is useful when you make a meringue and need to get every last drop of white without a bit of yolk.

I'm not too good with the egg shells and seem to always prick the yolk in doing so.

Christie@tisbutaseason said...

Yum! I actually saw your post and promptly made this pie! :-)

It is good! Lemon is my husbands favorite so this was a real treat when he came in from work. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi - where I come from we just call this Lemon Meringue Pie is that totally "foreign" to you all?

Meredith said...

I really don't think of this recipe as classic lemon meringue--although it *is* lemon and *does* have a meringue!

Most lemon meringues I've seen have a cooked lemon filling that is more clear than custardy. This one gels when cooled in the refrigerator and does not cut into fine slices like the lemon meringue pies I"ve had in restaurants.

Enjoyable all the same!

Anonymous said...

Hello girls!

I am a Tupperware Manager, and those egg seperators are given to people that have parties. You can only get them at the party. People LOVE them and are always asking me if I have one. Pretty funny!