Lemon Pie

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One of my nieces, S, has a joke about pie.

Q. What flavour is this pie?

A. Pie flavour.

This particular pie is lemon flavoured. It’s actually more of a cheesecake than a pie, but regardless of the name, it is good. Someone I work with gave me a massive bag of lemons. I’ve given some away, squeezed quite a few into my drinking water and cooked with others, and there are still lemons everywhere. Expect more lemon recipes to come…

Base

200gm plain sweet biscuits (like always, I used Arnott’s Marie biscuits).
150gm melted butter.

Crush the biscuits finely (crush them much more finely than I did. Mine were too chunky and didn’t bind as well as they should have).
Mix in the butter, then press the mixture into a pie dish. Refrigerate the base while you are preparing the filling.

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Filling

125gm cream cheese
395gm tin sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 Cup lemon juice
2 Tablespoons finely grated lemon rind

Beat the cream cheese until creamy, then beat in the sweetened condensed milk, then the egg yolks, lemon juice and rind. Pour the mixture into the base then bake at 150 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

Serve cold.

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