Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Lemon Marshmallow Meringue Pie

Speaking of desserts. Well, we were anyway. Since we both have gigantic sweet teeth (plural since there are two of us) the subject comes up regularly when we're developing our stories. Chocolate is our usual choice. Chocolate, deep, rich, decadent…yumm, but sometimes we like a little variety. You know, the Spice of Life, that sort of thing? We stumbled across a recipe for a lemon pie that was scrumptious.  And the marshmallow topping is to die for. We absconded the recipe so if your creative side needs a jump start give this sweet treat a try. We promise you won't be disappointed.

Lemon {Marshmallow} Meringue Pie
1 refrigerated Pillsbury Pie Crust (baked)
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice + optional tsp lemon zest
For Meringue Topping
7 oz. jar marshmallowcream
1 cup thawed Cool Whip
     In a medium bowl, mix together the egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.
     Over medium heat, whisk together the cornstarch, water, sugar, and butter until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
Pour half of the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture and whisk well. immediately. Pour that mixture back into the sugar and water mixture and whisk well again.  Mixture should be smooth and thick. Scrape pie filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
     Scrape the marshmallow cream into a large bowl. microwave for about 30 seconds and stir. It should be a little melted, smooth, and easy to stir. use a hand mixer to beat in the cool whip. Continue to beat until very smooth.
     Spread the marshmallow mixture on top of the pie. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving. 
Serves 8 

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Or, if you're in the mood for suspense check out, Death Unseen, our paranormal mystery available on Amazon or The Wild Rose Press.

And if your weekend isn't warm enough we have a hot fantasy, Color of Dreams. We guarantee this book will heat up your imagination. Available at Breathless Press.

Happy 4th.

Tia Dani

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