Old Fashioned Lemon Sponge Pie
Not really sure why I was so attracted to this recipe.
I am not usually a pie maker, but I think the vintage recipe written on the index card got my attention.
This is like that Southern recipe Impossible Coconut Pie that is so funny and easy and DELICIOUS.
It has a layer of lemon filling, then a layer of sponge cake. Like a custard cake!
The only hard part about this recipe is beating the egg whites.
I say "hard", because I don't use a hand mixer, only my big strong wrists and a whisk.
You can make your own pie crust if you like, or buy a store bought ready pie crust.
If you like lemon, this is your pie.
Easy Old Fashioned Lemon Pie: (adapted from Eating Out Loud)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 heaping tablespoons flour
juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1 unbaked pie shell
Preheat oven to 375F. Cream together sugar and butter. Add flour, salt, lemon juice, lemon peel, egg yolks and milk (I blended my yolks and milk separately in a Pyrex cup to avoid lumps before adding). Blend until thoroughly mixed.
Beat egg whites until stiff (a normal person will use an electric hand mixer), then fold into the pie mixture.
Pour into pie shell and bake for 10 minutes at 375F. Reduce heat to 300F and continue baking for another 25 minutes or until the pie is done.
Let cool 15 minutes before serving.