November 15, 2008

What's Your Favorite Pie Recipe?

With Thanksgiving closing in, I've been thinking a lot about pie.  I have my definite favorite pie, and thought it would be fun to pie recipe swap.  I'm counting on all of you!  So here's mine and I'm hoping you'll all find the time to post yours so that I can try some new ones this year. 

I put this recipe in the St. Johns Stake Cookbook, but forgot to mention that I use bottled lemon for the 1/2 cup and then use the actual lemon rind to "kick it up a notch" as Emeril would say!

Sour Cream Lemon Pie

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I love this pie because it is tart and creamy.

1 c sugar
1 c milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (I use Real Lemon from the bottle)
3 ½ Tbs. cornstarch
1 Tbs. grated lemon peel

Mix the above ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan (a heavy non-stick pan with a thick bottom works best)  Cook over medium heat (stirring so that it doesn’t  burn on the bottom) until it boils.  Boil for 1 minute and remove from the heat.

¼ c butter

Stir in the butter until it melts. Let the mixture cool a little and then fold in:

1 c sour cream

Pour filling into a baked, deep-dish pie crust and refrigerate 4 hours. 
Garnish with whipped cream candied lemon peel strips if you want to get fancy….I never do.

So share the love and post your favorite pie recipe...or send it to me and I'll post it here!

My pie crust recipe makes more than enough dough for two pies, so Chase went to town on the extra dough.  He rolled out dough for at least 30 minutes without stopping.

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He worked and worked...notice the tongue. Flour and dough were a-flyin'.

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And he giggled and squealed and thoroughly had a ball.

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I better teach this boy to cook!

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Missy :o) said...

wow, that looks great! I wish I had the energy to roll out dough for 30 minutes!! I just cheat and use the refrigerated kind now. I have a great recipe and am so mad at myself for not getting any recipes into that cookbook! This is a fun idea. I'll post mine next week sometime. You're gonna love it. :o)

Michelle Ashton said...
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Michelle Ashton said...

Sounds like fun! I have a FANTASTIC Creamy Pumpkin Pie recipe I will post. I however don't think I have pictures. We will see though.

Marcie said...

First of all-I don't make pies. Sorry. But on a bright note-That's a crack up about Chase. He looks pretty intense about his job. He probably could have his own cooking show some time soon.

Rachel said...

Look at those lashes! He is so cute! I will try to see if I can come up with some pie recipe. I don't make pies so it may be hard...How about just a good desert?

mike and maren said...

Kel, I won't post any recipes since all the ones that I have are either from my Mom or from you, Kris, or Kimberly. :) My favorites are Lemon Merigne & Sour Cherry...too bad that's not in season around Thanksgiving time. I'll be excited to see you all in a week - those pictures of Chase are so cute.

JC and Jen Young said...

That looks yummy, Chase is so damn cute I love it!! I will post one for Chocolte Peacan Pie, I like it JC really only like "Aunt Trish's" Sour Cream Apple Pie! I need to get that one before thanksgiving.

Amy said...

I can't wait to try this...I'll get with it and post my pumpkin pie's Mike's nana's recipe...same goes with pecan...that's about the most we do with pies...and I love lemon...not this one looks super good!

Annie said...

I love that kid!

Hamblins said...

He is so dang cute!!! And everyone loves a man that can cook. Good job mama!

Steph & the Boyz said...

I love lemon! I can't wait to try this. We always have a pie party on Thanksgiving Eve--everyone brings a pie or two and we just sample a little of everything. I love it, because I love pie--and I'm always too stuffed after Thanksgiving dinner to really enjoy the pie. We always have a ton of pie leftover from the pie party--so there is enough for Thanksgiving day (and for several days following).