Monday, December 26, 2011

Lemon Pie Filling

I really miss lemon meringue pie during the Holidays. I have been trying (and failing) for years to achieve the perfect lemon filling - one that is the right consistency and flavor. I believe I have finally made the cut! Enjoy!

2/3 cup pure cane sugar (evaporated cane juice)
6 tablespoons Orgran No Egg powder, or Ener-G egg replacer powder
2 tablespoons Vance's DariFree powder
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups water
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in container with a lid; place on lid and shake vigorously to combine; pour into saucepan.
  2. In bowl or 4-cup glass measuring cup, combine water and lemon juice.
  3. Using whisk, slowly pour lemon-water into dry mix - whisk constantly - to form a thin paste. Place saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Slowly pour in remaining lemon-water, whisking the entire time. Continue to whisk while mixture heats and thickens. This will take time; do not boil. Cook to desired thickness; remove from heat; pour filling into prepared pie crust (if baked, make sure crust is completely cooled prior to filling). Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  5. Top with meringue or whipped cream of choice prior to serving.
Servings: about 3 cups pudding, or filling for 9-inch pie
Prep time: about 20 minutes

To omit DariFree powder: omit DariFree powder, replace water with milk of choice.
To omit lemon zest: omit zest, add 1/8 teaspoon lemon oil.

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