Frozen Lemon Pie

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Frozen Lemon Pie

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Frozen lemon pie

I meant to post Mom’s Frozen Lemon Pie recipe here months ago, but forgot. So here it is now. Makes 1 8x8 or 9x9 pan. (Mom would double this recipe to have enough to feed all of us, and I do that too.)

**1/2 lb Vanilla wafers or 1 8-oz bag GF animal cookies (I have also used 1 batch of GF Brown Sugar Shortbread baked directly into the pan I used, recipe found here
**3 eggs, separated putting yolks and whites in different bowls
**1/4 cup lemon juice
**zest from one lemon
**1/8 tsp. Salt
**1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Sugar
**1 cup whipping cream
**1/4 tsp. Vanilla

Step 1: Make Lemon Curd:
In a small saucepan, whip egg yolks together, then add lemon juice, zest, salt, and 1/2 c of sugar. Cook over medium heat until thickened, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 2: Crush vanilla wafers OR GF Animal Cookies. Sprinkle cookie crumbs into the bottom of an 8x8 or a 9x9 glass pan, saving 1/4 c. of crumbs for later.

Step 3: Beat reserved 3 egg whites together until stiff peaks form.

Step 4: Beat whipping cream, 2 Tbsp sugar and vanilla until peaks form.

Step 5: Fold together lemon curd, whipped cream, and whipped egg whites until the mixture is a very pale yellow color. Spread into prepared pan, smoothing top, and sprinkle reserved crumbs on top of dessert. Place into freezer, and freeze for 5-6 hours, or overnight. Remove from freezer 15-20 minutes before serving, a necessary step, and cut into squares. Serve.

This recipe is similar to Mom’s, but with different proportions of egg yolks & whites.

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