EAGLE BRAND LEMON ICEBOX PIE
1 can eagle brand milk
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 graham cracker crust
** This is for two generous pies so I tripled the recipe. I also used store bought crusts - making them at home is very easy with graham crackers, butter and a bit of sugar. But I cheated today - easy.
I hand-squeezed enough lemons for one and one-half cups lemon juice (it took about 14 large lemons). As I said, I had the concentrate handy if the lemons were not enough. Turns out, I didn't need it.
Open three cans of eagle brand and spoon into a bowl. Separate nine eggs. You can reserve the whites for making a meringue or use them later for an egg white omelet. Mix together the milk and the eggs until creamy.
Slowly add the lemon juice as you are beating the milk and egg mixture. The filling will thicken - continue beating to make sure it is smooth and creamy. Pour filling into crusts.
Some people have an aversion to uncooked eggs in recipes. I only use eggland eggs which are safe, however, if you like, you can put the pies into the oven at 350 for about eight minutes to make sure the eggs are cooked. Then you can cool the pies and put them into the fridge to completely cool.
This recipe is from an old cookbook but a classic. I got it on a recipe card during my bridal shower (everyone was told to bring me two recipes). I'm sure this was around in the fifties when my mom learned to cook. It is one of the few from that bridal shower collection that I continue to use.
Of course ... supervision in the kitchen is always desired if you're unsure of how to work the appliances or need a taster. Lizzie, the eternal optimist, tries to assure me that pugs indeed like lemon icebox pie.
and....the finished product (before adding a whipped topping or meringue).
You've combined two things I love: lemons and pie! yum. I may have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)ReplyDelete
I'm absolutely on board with this recipe,... oooheee, gotta try it! And, -- is that a Homer Laughlin bowl? Looks lovely!ReplyDelete
Lizzie is so cute! I am going to try this recipe. Thanks, Have a great day!cinnerReplyDelete
Oh, yummy! Coincidence...I'm doing luscious lemon bars today. And Lizzie is adorable pug!ReplyDelete
is it sweetened condensed milk?ReplyDelete
and thank you for the pug pic. if i were to have a dog, it would be a pug. they're just so cute.
ooh, thanks! i think my mom used to make something like this.ReplyDelete
i'll try it some time and let you know how it turns out!
Lizzie is so cute. I shall have to try this. Haven't made a pie in...well, can't remember when!ReplyDelete
I'm not much of a cook, but if I were there, I'd be looking at that pie much the same way Lizzie is, with optimism! Sounds delicious.ReplyDelete
yes lizzie ...she will let you lick the spoon! i love lemon anything char...sam too!ReplyDelete
Oh I want to see the final product!!! Or did you eat all the evidence??? BTW...I LOVE lemon pie!!!ReplyDelete
Julie - yes, eagle brand is a sweetened condensed milk. I think they have a fat free version, but this one is worth the calories.ReplyDelete
also - the recipe is for one pie. I tripled it so that's why I needed three cans milk, nine eggs, one and one-half cups lemon juice.
it was very yummy.
my mom used to make this and it was so delicious! she stopped making it because of the fear of raw eggs. i am going to make it now, along with your tips! thank you! i am so excited -- best pie EVER in my opinion!ReplyDelete
My American friend Rachel used to feed me with lemon pie every time I came for a visit...that or a bowl of crispy salad and mashed potato, Texan style. I miss her...cooking :-)
Wow this sounds wonderful. I wish my husband would finish our dining room floor, so we can hook up our stove and I can bake it :(ReplyDelete
Ooo, thanks Char, this sounds delicious, and easy, too. :)ReplyDelete
I love lemons...and this sounds so easy to make and delicious...will try it someday for sure!ReplyDelete
I love meringue pie and I am pretty sure its my favorite dessert. Thanx Char for another wonderful post. Are you for or against adding chocolate sauce on top =)ReplyDelete
I've never had chocolate sauce on it but it sounds delish!ReplyDelete
ok, i am printing this now (since i am at work! ha!), and cannot wait to make it! I OWE YOU! this is the best pie ever. cannot wait!!!ReplyDelete
Lizzie looks like she knows everything... CUTE! Great week to you Char dear...
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Yum! I love lemon just about anything and this looks delish!ReplyDelete
look at that lizzie!! i may make this, i love lemon.ReplyDelete
Sounds super duper yummie!!! I'll have to bookmark this one :o)ReplyDelete
In a former house where my husband and I lived, we had access to a fantastic lemon tree that bloomed in our backyard all-year-round. It is like a magic tree that never stops producing fruit. We discovered a recipe for lemon meringue pie by Jamie Oliver (The Naked Chef) This required 14 lemons and 14 eggs. We made this more than once. Luckily, we shared the pies:) Keep smiling. Magic is within and around each person. Just watch out for it!ReplyDelete
my oh my..ReplyDelete
i know exactly what i'm doing this weekend!
thank you for the inspiration my dear!
I use this recipe almost exactly. It's one of my family's favorite desserts - ever.ReplyDelete