Lemon Pie: by joanna gaines

It is no secret that if we could choose one celebrity to live next door to it would be Joanna Gaines. She is classy, funny, talented, adorable, etc. etc. If you have been living under a rock for the past few years Joanna is from the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. She and her husband take homes that have no value and make them exquisite. Someday the sisters of Say it Sis hope to make a mecca to Waco, Texas where the magic happens.

When I saw this recipe she shared on her blog I knew it would be good and that I needed to make it asap. I mean, if this woman told me to wear velvet pants I would. I’ve made this  pie several times and it is bliss. Perfect for the warm weather coming out and a sure hit at your next baby shower, potluck, GNO, Mother’s Day function–or for your party of one.

Pie Filling Ingredients:
3 cups Eagle Brand “sweetened condensed” Milk
3 egg yolks
⅔ cup lemon juice
1 dash salt

Crust Ingredients:
1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
6 tbs butter
⅓ cup sugar

Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

For Crust:

  1. Combine crushed graham cracker, softened butter, and sugar. Mix well and press into greased (I use Baker’s Joy non-stick spray) pie dish. Bake for 8 minutes at 350.

For Pie Filling:

  1. Mix Eagle Brand Milk, egg yolks, lemon juice and salt in a mixer. Mix well- I typically beat with my mixer for 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Pour into pie crust and bake for 10 minutes at 350.
  2. Place pie in the refrigerator for at least an hour so it will set.

For Whipped Cream:

  1. Mix whipped cream, sugar, and vanilla. Whip until fluffy, and add to cooled lemon pie.



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