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Lemon Meringue Pie

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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
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Nutritions

Calories
304

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
51g
17% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
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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

French Silk Pie is a delicious homemade pie recipe. A flaky pie crust topped with silky, smooth chocolate filling and whipped topping. It's perfect for serving at holidays!

1 pie shell
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 eggs
3 cups Cool Whip
8
  • In a mixing bowl whip butter and sugar until smooth and combined.
  • Melt unsweetened chocolate and mix into butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix...
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Nutritions

Calories
288

Sodium
32mg
1% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
1g
7% 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

Delicious Cast Iron Crisp that you make on the grill! This Lemon Blueberry Crisp is the perfect ending to your BBQ. Packed full of juicy blueberries with a crust and topping made of gingersnap cookies for an amazing flavor. Then you can either grill it or bake it in the oven for the perfect amount of lemon, grilled to perfection.

Filling:
3 pints blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Topping:
1/2 cup gingersnap cookies ( crushed )
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter
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  • Set up grill for indirect heat or place wood chips in smoker box and run on high until you see smoke then reduce heat to 350-400 degrees.If using grill wait until temp is at 350 degrees...
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Nutritions

Calories
349

Sodium
113mg
4% DV

Fat
11g
18% DV

Protein
3g
6% DV

Carbs
61g
20% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
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