Monday, July 20, 2009

Lemon Sponge Pie

The first time I made this pie, I fed it to Martijn's dinner group and it was SO SOUR that it was almost not good. Large quantities of whipped cream helped things out a little, but the next time I decided it really needed more sugar. I think 3/4 of a cup is just about right, but you can add more if you prefer things to be slightly sweeter.

Lemon Sponge Pie

You will need:

3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 lemons, juiced and rind grated
2 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 large egg whites
Pie Crust, frozen puff pastry works well for this too

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200ish C).

Mix together the sugar and the flour. Add the lemon juice and grated rind, egg yolks, butter and salt. Mix well and then mix in the milk.

Beat the egg whites until firm.

Fold egg whites into the batter and pour the mixture into the crust.

Bake for 10 minutes and then lower the temperature to 350 F (175ish C) and bake for another 30 minutes, or until golden brown. You'll know it's done if you touch it lightly and it springs back. Cool the pie on a rack.


Be sure to check out Tasty Tuesday @ Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed with Grace for more yummy recipes!

21 comments:

blushing rose said...

Oh, this sounds scrumptious! TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

Noodle said...

I swear if you lived closer (at lot closer) I would hire you to cook for my family your blog makes me hungry all the time... I'm so jealous of your wonderful talent... Tijn is a lucky man (hope he knows that)(if not tell him I said so!!!)=)

Rhonda said...

This looks AWESOME!! I love lemon desserts!!

thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I had a blast!!

Lisa Petrarca said...

I'm going to have to try it...I don't like to cook but it looks great!

Thanks for stopping by my Blog! I'm SOOO sore today!LOL!

Tijn said...

Actually, I thought that the taste was pretty great - it can't possibly be too sour!

Mary Beth said...

This sounds wonderful-I love lemon. Thanks for sharing.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love lemon desserts. This one sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Christi

Night Owl Mama said...

u shoul enter this in the Mcklinky blog hop Yummy
stopping in from Sits
come by 4 a laugh
http://nightowlmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/funniest-five-momfinitions.html

Kara said...

This sounds delicious, especially with whipped cream. Yummy!

jsprik said...

i love lemon!! and this looks divine!! thnx for a great idea!! come by and visit me, i will be doing more cooking, recipe and homemaking posts soon!! ;)

Christi said...

This does look really good. My FIL likes strong lemon flavor, my MIL doubles the lemon juice in a lemon chess pie. I may just have to make this when they come over sometime.

I am Harriet said...

What a wonderful idea!

Stopping by via the blog hop to check out your recipe.
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/07/random-blurbs-and-smores.html

Astrid said...

Mmmmmmmm....I've been dreaming of lemons lately...your pie looks yummy!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, wow!! That looks great! :) Thanks for the visit to my blog. :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

This looks great. I am enjoying all the lemon recipes that have been posted for TMTT, this week. So glad to have yours as well!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great recipe! Sounds yummy!

Brenda said...

I love lemon pie, thanks for the tips on this recipe :)

pplfichi said...

But... But.... Sour is good! *chews on a lemon*

Wizardress said...

ooh yummy!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

This looks so good.....Had a free night to blog hop and enjoyed yours. Hope you will stop by new Christmas blog ...http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com

Emily said...

My, but that looks yummy!!

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