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Lemon Meringue Pie

Photo by Viana Boenzli

My lemon meringue pie recipe is absolutely irresistible. The flaky butter crust is filled with smooth tangy lemon deliciousness, then topped off with a gorgeous amount of fluffy, lightly sweet meringue.

Pie Crust:
2-1/2 c all-purpose flour ( sifted )
1 c unsalted butter ( cold, cut into pea-sized pieces )
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
A few Tbsp ice water
Vegetable shortening for greasing pie pan
Lemon Filling:
5 large egg yolks
1-1/4 c water
1-1/4 c granulated sugar
1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
Meringue:
5 large egg whites ( at room temperature )
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8
Nutritions

Calories
304

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
51g
17% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
44

Fresh Fruit Tart

Photo by Viana Boenzli

This fresh fruit tart recipe is a showstopper on any dessert table. It has everything you're looking for in a dessert…a crumbly crust, smooth pastry cream, lightly sweet fruits, and a glaze on top to make everything sparkle in the sun.

Pastry Cream:
1-3/4 c whole milk
6 Tbsp granulated sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 large egg yolks
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp flour
Sweet Tart Crust:
1-3/4 c flour
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter ( melted )
1 large egg, plus 1 yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
Chocolate Ganache optional:
2 oz dark chocolate , 60-65% cacao ( coarsely chopped )
1/4 c heavy cream
Fruit Glaze:
1/4 c fruit jam of your choice
1 Tbsp water
12 servings
Nutritions

Calories
24479

Sodium
1692mg
70% DV

Fat
1467g
2257% DV

Protein
285g
571% DV

Carbs
2234g
759% DV

Fiber
293g
1173% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

While we're making Limoncello anyway…why not also try making a different "cello?" Using ruby-red grapefruit and blood oranges too? So we did!

750 mL bottle of 190-proof Everclear
4-1/2 c simple syrup
12 lemons - for Limoncello ( OR )
6 blood oranges - for Arancello Rosso ( OR )
3 large ruby red grapefruits - for Pompelmocello
Nutritions

Calories
5518

Sodium
40mg
1% DV

Fat
121g
186% DV

Protein
43g
87% DV

Carbs
1159g
394% DV

Fiber
47g
190% DV
36

Caesar Dressing

Photo by Viana Boenzli

Caesar dressing is so delicious and unbelievably easy to make in just a few minutes, you'll never buy it at the supermarket again!

2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1-1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 c mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
1 tsp anchovy paste ( or 2 fillets, minced )
1/2 c Parmigiano-Reggiano ( finely grated )
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 main-course salads or 4 side salads
Nutritions

Calories
267

Sodium
176mg
7% DV

Fat
25g
39% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
0.9g
3% DV
Photo by Erich Boenzli

Cacio e Pepe. Cheese, pasta, pepper, and salt. Your new favorite pasta will be ready to go, with a glass of Frascati, in 25 minutes.

1/2 lb linguine pasta
1-1/2 c Pecorino Romano ( freshly grated )
2 tsp whole tellicherry peppercorns ( cracked )
1/3 c pasta water
Salt
2
Nutritions

Calories
917

Sodium
2863mg
119% DV

Fat
58g
90% DV

Protein
73g
147% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Pumpkin Pie is the quintessential holiday pie recipe! This quick and easy recipe means everyone can make their own pumpkin pie at home for Thanksgiving this year. You can either use a homemade or store bought crust. Then make the filling and bake. It's the easy! Don't forget a dollop of whipped cream on top!

1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
15 oz pumpkin
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs ( beaten )
1 pie shell ( unbaked )
8
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except pie shell. Pour mixture into pie crust.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and...
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Nutritions

Calories
244

Sodium
111mg
4% DV

Fat
6g
10% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
1g
6% DV

Apple Pie is a classic fall recipe that I look forward to every year! The sweet homemade apple filling spiced with cinnamon in between flaky pie crust is always a treat to look forward too! It's perfect for serving at Thanksgiving or enjoying anytime during the fall.

2 9-inch pastry pie crusts
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
5 1/2 cup apples ( peeled and thinly sliced )
1 tbsp butter
1 large egg white
8
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a large bowl toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture and toss to coat.
  • Line a 9 inch pie plate with...
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Nutritions

Calories
145

Sodium
44mg
1% DV

Fat
2g
3% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
33g
11% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

This delicious Rhubarb Pie has a classic custard style base with a flaky crust. I love the sweet and tangy combo that rhubarb gives this pie an amazing flavor. I look forward to this delicious pie recipe every spring because it's a family favorite. Grab your fresh rhubarb and make this Rhubarb Custard Pie!

1 9 inch pie shell
3 eggs ( beaten )
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cups rhubarb ( chopped )
1 1/2 cup white sugar
8
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place pie crust in pie plate according to directions.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour into pie shell.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60...
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Nutritions

Calories
176

Sodium
21mg
0% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
42g
14% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV

These Mexican Wedding Cookies are the quintessential Christmas cookie! Also known as Russian Tea Cakes or Snowball Cookies, these easy Mexican Wedding Cookies require only a few ingredients and bake up quickly. The powdered sugar coating makes them look like snowballs for the holidays! They make the perfect treat to add to your holiday cookie plates. Put them on your holiday baking list today!

1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup pecans
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar ( for rolling )
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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds or so.
  3. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
144

Sodium
21mg
0% DV

Fat
8g
12% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
0.9g
3% DV

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