Monday, July 16, 2007

As Easy as Pie


LEMON CLOUD PIE

Prepare one small package of lemon pie/pudding mix (the kind you cook, not the instant) according to directions on package. Beat 2 egg whites (you’ll have these left from the yolks that go in the mix) and 1/4 cup sugar until stiff. Beat a 3-ounce package of cream cheese into hot pie filling. Fold egg whites into pie mixture and pour into a piecrust. I use a graham cracker crust. Chill. An easy and family-friendly recipe great for hot summer days.

11 comments:

natalie said...

that's so funny! I made a lemon meringue pie this weekend with a graham cracker crust using this very same box! We must have been on the same wave-length. Your recipe sounds delicious.

Sheila said...

I love lemon meringue pie too, Natalie. My mom was always so busy that when she baked, it was a real treat. Of course, I grew up back when cooks still made piecrusts from scratch. I love pies but am terrible at the crusts and thus, I'm a fan of ready-made graham crusts and the Pillsbury roll and bake crusts. Jello and I go way back.

eric said...

it's true, there is always room for Jell-o

Sheila said...

Yep, Eric. Betcha you use the stuff with the kiddos in your household.

Marsha said...

Fabulous recipe. I can't wait to try it. I use the vanilla cook and serve jello pudding to make banana pudding, which is my husband's all time favorite food.

Naomi said...

Great recipe Sheila. Quick and easy too. Lemon Meringue pie as we call it is very popular here in England. My Mum loves it.

Sheila said...

Marsha, I use the vanilla cook & serve pudding too for the banana pudding. It's a great time saver if a cook doesn't want to go from scratch. It's hard to beat a banana pudding for a dessert.

Thanks, Naomi. Guess lemon meringue pie is internationally appreciated.

Miss Trashahassee said...

Sheila,

After I make this, do I have to share it with anybody or can I eat it all myself?

I would prefer to not share it with nobody.

Marsha says she uses the vanilla cook and serve for banana puddin', and she sure does have the right idea because banana puddin just don't taste right if you use the instant stuff. Somethin' about the hot puddin has got to moisten up the vanilla wafers as they sit in the 'fridge overnight and when you go to eat it the next day -- all by yourself -- them cookies is like cake. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Bill Cosby is my hero.

BFF,
Miss T

Sheila said...

Oh Miss T, you eat the whole thing and there'll be more of you to love.

I think you are right about the hot pudding and the vanilla wafers. Instant just doesn't cut it. And who the devil decided Cool Whip should go onto the top of banana pudding? I will revoke your (not you Miss T, of course) Southern credentials if I hear of it.

Don said...

My favorite pie was something called lemon ice box pie, I think, with a graham cracker crust. I believe the recipe was (and may still at times appear) on the label of Carnation Evaporated Milk cans. I can no longer enjoy it because I have to stay on a diet.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry you can't enjoy your favorite pie, Don. I know I should be watching my diet too, but pie is a great weakness. The lemon ice box pie is a favorite of mine too.