Mama's Lemon Custard Delight

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Serves: 6-8 people
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5 can(s) sweet condensed milk
10 egg yolks
2 c pure lemon juice
1 Tbsp pure vanilla flavoring
2 box real vanilla wafers
1 stick pure butter

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Warren, MI (pop. 134,056)
Member Since Jul 2011
Cheryl's notes for this recipe:
This recipe has been handed down from my great-grand mother as an easy summer dessert to dance on your pallette. As I kid I remember being in the kitchen with my mom separating the egg yolk from the egg white. Now I've passed this delicious family recipe down to my daughters, who are my sous chefs in the kitchen!
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This amazing dessert is so rich and sweet that you can practically taste the love that's been handed down through the generations. One bite of this custard and all will be right with your world... it's THAT good.


CRUST: Finely crush 1/2 box of vanilla wafers. Then coarsely chop the remaining 1/2 of the box of vanilla wafers. In a small sauce pan on low heat, melt 1/2 stick of pure butter. Using a mixing bowl, mix the crushed wafers and butter together, then spread evenly over the bottom of a 13x9 glass pan. Place in refrigerator for 15-30 min. to allow crust to set.
FILLING: Open all 5 cans of the sweet condensed milk. Pour all the milk in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla flavoring. Gradually stir in the lemon juice until completely blended, (you may not use all of it). Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Stir in the egg yolks. Mixture should be slightly stiffening up by now.

Once filling is complete, line the sides of the glass pan with whole vanilla wafers. Now pour in the lemon filling in the pan. Once the pan is full with the lemon filling, crush a few vanilla wafers on top of the lemon custard for decoration. Cover with SaranWrap to prevent a film from developing while chilling in the freezer. Place the lemon custard dessert in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or until set. Enjoy!

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user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jul 21, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jul 21, 2011
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user deb baldwin messinthekitchen - Jul 21, 2011
Oh my goodness, Cheryl...This looks wonderful. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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user Aurora McBee aurora - Jul 21, 2011
Congratulations on your BLUE RIBBON! Can't wait to try this!!

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