Jul
14

I know that there are a lot of cook books and magazines that encourage parents to bake cookies and cakes with their little chefs, but a pie can be just as fun and just as easy.  Here is a great recipe for an Icebox Lemon Pie that was shared with me by my grandmother.  This recipe requires a little time in the oven, but there are some great no bake recipes out there that can allow you little chef to make it completely on their own.

#1_The ingredients
Here are the ingredients: 4 eggs, 2 large lemons, 1graham cookie pie crust, 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.  You will need 1 large mixing bowl, 3 small bowls and a mixer as your main tools.


#2_Separate Eggs
In small bowls, separate the egg yolks and egg whites. 

SOUS CHEF MOMMY TIP:

This is a most likely a job for Sous Chef Mommy.  Make sure there is no yolk in the whites as we will be using it for a meringue and it will not foam well with any yolk.  If separating eggs is not your “thing”, there are some great little tricks on the internet such as using a water bottle.

#3_Squeeze Lemons

Next cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice in a small bowl.  Before cutting the lemon, try rolling it on the counter with the palm of your hand to soften the lemon.  This makes it a bit easier to squeeze for the little hands.  It’s great if you have a juicer on hand. Also try to microwave the lemons briefly to get more juice from the lemon.


#4_Add Milk

In a large mixing bowl, pour in the condensed milk.


#5_Then Eggs and Lemon Juice

Then add the egg yolk and lemon juice.


#6_Blend

Then blend well for 2-3 minutes.  If you don’t have a mixer, a fork or egg beater will work just fine.  This will be your filling


#7_ Pour filling in crust

Pour you filling in the pie crust.  This is how thick it should be once you finish mixing the ingredients.


#8_It should look like this

It should look like this once you pour in all the filling


#9_Mix Egg Whites and Sugar

Clean out your empty mixing bowl and add in your egg whites.  Add some sugar to taste and mix until thick and foamy.


#10_Add on top of filling

Pour the foamy topping on top of the filling like this…


#11_Bake at 450

Place in the oven and bake at 350 degree for 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.


#12_Masterpiece

Voila…Easy as pie! Place the lemon pie in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours for best results before serving and store any remaining pie in the refrigerator as well.

Grandma's Lemon Pie
I know that there are a lot of cookbooks and magazines that encourage parents to bake cookies and cakes with their little chefs, but a pie can be just as fun and just as easy. Here is a great recipe for an Icebox Lemon Pie that was shared with me by my grandmother. This recipe requires a little time in the oven, but there are some great no bake recipes out there that can allow you little chef to make it completely on their own.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 2 large lemons
  3. 1graham cookie pie crust
  4. 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.
  5. 1 large mixing bowl
  6. 3 small bowls
  7. A mixer
Instructions
  1. In small bowls, separate the egg yolks and egg whites.
  2. Next cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice in another small bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, pour in the condensed milk.
  4. Then add the egg yolk and lemon juice. Then blend well for 2-3 minutes. If you don’t have a mixer, a fork or egg beater will work just fine. This will be your filling
  5. Pour you filling in the pie crust.
  6. Clean out your empty mixing bowl and add in your egg whites. Add some sugar to taste and mix until thick and foamy.
  7. Pour the foamy topping on top of the filling.
  8. Place in the oven and bake at 350 degree for 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
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The Step Stool Chef has had a love for cooking since the age of 3. Now a self proclaimed foodie, he loves to try new recipes and share it with friends & family. With the help of small step stool and his assistant Sous Chef Mommy, the Step Stool Chef prepares easy to follow recipes that kids can try at home with their parent’s help.

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