I was never really a fan of lemon pie until now! This recipe far exceeded my expectations. The crust was a nice flaky (flavourful) shortbread base and the custard consisted of “1″ cup of pure fresh lemon juice! Almost enough to make you pucker!!!! Earlier in the month I had baked a lemon pie to take to my MIL’s that consisted of sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and sugar..but this custard pie was far superior ! I won’t get into the fact that it took a whooping 5 eggs, 1 cup of lemon juice, and 3/4 of a cup of sugar to produce! I was going to top it with a meringue but then went for the whip cream (which I prefer) !
Of course there was butter in the crust too (but that also adds to the perfection) !
It has been a while since my last post…and this post is for my Jenna
(the sweetest little girl in the entire world)…
These little things were quite tasty BUT the won-ton wrappers were met with mixed reviews as some didn’t like the crispy corners ..
I love the flavor – homemade marinara sauce mixed with lean ground beef and spices..then 3 kinds of cheese were used!
Here is a close-up of the little guy..so tasty and they are super easy!
All you need are: won-ton wrappers | cheese | marinara sauce | ground beef
I did trip the wrappers a bit so that there wasn’t too much overlap as you actually cook these in a muffin tin.
You then really just create a lasagna bowl sandwich – I placed 2 won-ton wrappers, filling mixture a pinch of ricotta, mozza, and cheddar, then two more won-ton wrappers and the same thing. You assemble them directly inside the muffin tin so depending on what size you have you could trim the wrappers using a glass or a round cookie cutter.
They are filling, easy, super yummy and they reheat well ! What more could you want (we won’t discuss the calories though) !!!!!
I will be making these again soon :)
I can’t believe how great they taste & to think I had never made one before… What was I thinking – umm apparently I wasn’t……….
Prior to adding the glaze – the pie was beautiful – post glaze – not quite as bold in color but man it was tasty. The glaze was made out of pineapple juice – so it was sweet and delish !
I will admit I tried making a shortbread crust for the pie at first – didn’t turn out the way I liked it was too crumbly and didn’t withstand the transfer from the pan..so I then decided on a sugar cookie base – much better… sturdier and just as tasty !
I think I need to purchase a new plates – all my pics seem to have the same ones :) and that is a tad bit boring !
This is the pic pre-glaze …much nicer photo – afterwards it was swimming in pineapple juice.
I didn’t end up writing down the sugar cookie recipe – but I do remember the glaze was about 3/4 cup pineapple juice and 1 tsp of cornstarch and 2 tsps sugar – brought to a boil over medium heat and then simmered for about 5-6 minutes to thicken a bit.. I will be making this again soon – with the addition of kiwis and blueberries ! Next time I will get a crust shot too!
I know…a tad bit late.. That is the same ol story with me.. Great intentions and then the procrastinator in me creeps up somehow..
That brings me to my next recipe! A new favorite of mine… Little bird nests
For Easter my family and I had a huge feast which consisted of: ham, turkey, potatoes, stuffing, veggies, appetizers and desserts of course !
I could eat a few of these - not a problem – OH WAIT I DID ~!
Chocolate Bird Nests
These little guys are so easy to make – but yes a tad bit on the messy side!!!
Of course I didn’t take exact measurements because I wasn’t sure how much peanut butter/chocolate/chow mein noodles I would require …
* 2 – 1/4 Cups Chow Mein Noodles
* 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
* 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
* 36 mini eggs (peanut butter, chocolate, crispy etc)
* In a large microwaveable bowl – melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together (approximately 2 mins on high stirring every 30 seconds).
* Add the chow mein noodles a little at a time mixing everything well. You want all the noodles to be covered with CHOCOLATE!!
* Take a large spoonful form in your hand (to resemble a nest) and indent the middle a tiny bit
* Place on parchment paper and add the eggs so they adhere to the chocolate – we don’t want to lose our eggs here people!!
* If you want to speed up the process place in the fridge for about 20 mins to harden or leave on the counter.
VOILA – done! They taste every bit as good as they look !