Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lemon Cream Pie Oh My!

My poor little blog gets neglected during the months of September through June while I’m teaching. It’s always during my summer vacation that I get inspired to do more with it. I always have the desire, but sometimes I need a little nudge…so I decided to join Flavor of the Month carnival from Bake at 350. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to keep up with the monthly flavor posts.

For the month of June, we had to make pie. The thought of making a pie immediately intimidated me because of the crust. Making a crust is much easier when you have a food processor and I do not. Someday, I’d love to whip up a flaky, buttery crust from scratch, but this was not the time. So I cheated and went with store bought. I know it’s terrible, but the rest was definitely homemade. After flipping through my collection of magazines, I decided on a lemon cream pie from Martha Stewart.

This was such an easy pie to make, especially since I bought the crust (shame on me). The hardest part was waiting for the pie to cool so that I could add the whipped cream topping and eat it! If I were to make it again, I think I’d use a little less lemon juice. The lemony taste was good, but a bit too much for me. This pie recipe was excellent, now I just have to work on making my own pie crust from scratch. For the recipe go here. Enjoy!

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