Kay's StoryThis pie is so easy to make. People will not believe you didn't slave over this dessert!
There is 1 little secret to making this yummy Lemon Pie. Let me whisper it in your ear, but don't tell your guests the secret, ok?
Shshshsh.... Buy Jello Lemon COOK and SERVE Pudding and Pie Filling. Now don't tell.
Your guests will be so impressed with this stately yet satisfying old fashioned pie and you will too! ;)
(2.9 ounce) box of jell-o cook and serve lemon pudding and pie filling
deep pie shell, baked (400 degrees 12 to 15 minutes)
DO NOT purchase Lemon Jello mix. Purchase Jello COOK and SERVE~ Lemon flavor. (Both boxes look alike.)
Bake your pie shell. 400 degrees approxmately 10 to 15 minutes.
2Follow the box directions for making Classic Lemon Pie.
*I make mine in the microwave because it is faster. Here is how I do it* Using my pyrex 3 qt. casserole glass bowl, beat egg yolks and then add half cup of sugar, 1/4th cup of water and pack of lemon jello cook and serve. Thoroughly mix all together scraping down the sides of the bowl with your spatula. Add the 2 cups of water and mix again very well.
3Cook on HIGH in microwave for 3 minutes and stir with spatula, making sure to scrape down the sides of your bowl.
Cook again on High for 2 to 3 more minutes until center of lemon pie filling is boiling (During the boiling stage, the filling looks fluffy and is rising, not only on the sides but also in the center of the bowl.)and looking like pudding. Stir and cook another minute.
The entire microwave cooking process will take no more than 5 to 6 minutes. (If you use a thicker glass mixing bowl, this will slow the process down by a minute or 2 at max.)
Always mix this filling thoroughly during the microwave cooking process to assure yourself it will not turn out lumpy. You may want to school yourself on making pie fillings in the microwave by reading the directions of my Hershey's Chocolate Pie and Mammy's Custard and my Coconut Cream Pie directions. They are all thoroughly written for microwave cooking. Once you learn how to cook pie fillings in the microwave, you'll never go back to the double boiler, stove method. :)
4Follow the steps on the box to make your meringue.
This stately old fashioned pie looks as though you have busted your duff making it, but we won't tell how easy it is to make~ or will we?