Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lemon PEEPS Easter Pie - CIC April 2014

Hi and welcome to the April 2014 Crazy Ingredient Challenge, also known as CIC. Each month we are given 2 ingredients to create a NEW recipe. One that we have not posted on our blogs before. Sometimes the ingredients are more of a challenge than others. You may have seen some of them previously...
chocolate and cauliflower
pumpkin and broccoli

If this is your first time visiting a CIC post, please visit the other hard working bloggers, you'll see the link up at the bottom.

Now for my creation, it is not very original but it was tasty! I had first thought of using the PEEPS in the pie, but changed my mind, then I thought of using them for the meringue but didn't. After my first bite I wish I had of, they would have worked wonderfully.

Don't get me wrong, the pie was good, I really liked it, but using the PEEPS as the meringue would have been better.

Lemon PEEPS Easter Pie
1/4 lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup corn starch
3 egg yokes (save the whites for your meringue)
3 TBSP butter (unsalted)

3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
6 TBSP sugar

2 1/2 cups pretzels crushed
1/4 cup sugar
5 TBSP butter, melted

Crush your pretzels, then add your sugar and melted butter. Press into a pie pan. I used a large 10 inch pan.
In a medium sauce pan, bring water,sugar, butter and cornstarch to a boil, reduce heat and stir well. Once the mixture begins to thicken remove from the heat and stir in your egg yokes, stir well and set on the heat again. Once it begins to boil, stir for 2 minutes and remove, last add the lemon juice. Stir well and let it sit for 2 minutes. 
Pour into your prepared pie pan.
In a mixer, add your egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat on high until it begins to peak and thicken, add sugar 1 TBSP at a time and allow it to beat/mix well. Once you are done, spread on top of your pie. Insert your PEEPS.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes careful to not burn the meringue.
Cool completely and serve.

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Be sure to stop by and check out all the other participants and their take on "Lemon and PEEPS" recipes, created just for this CIC !!

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