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ritz cracker crust lemon pie

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
jamie Beecham
Nashville, NC

Every one has a lemon pie recipe so hope this is different and you like it. Naturally it is the borden condensed milk recipe but with a twist. Our local sea food resturant serves it in a Ritz Cracker Crust. Really is good and we all know lemon and cheese crackers go good with fish. I just wanted to share if you don't have it try you might want to keep it.

(3 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For ritz cracker crust lemon pie

  • 1 can
    14oz. eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 c
    real lemon or you can fresh squeez which makes a real rich more tart taste
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    real lemon juice or valilla flavoring best with lemon for this pie
  • 2
    about 2 sleeves of crackers
  • 1 stick

How To Make ritz cracker crust lemon pie

  • 1
    First melt the butter and crush the crackers and then blend with the butter.
  • 2
    In a 10" pie pan press the mixture down and around firmly. SET ASIDE
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl pour in the milk, 3 egg yolks, and the lemon juice. With a hand whisk,whip all till well combined and egg yolks fully incorporated. Pour in the prepared pie shell.
  • 4
    Now with a hand mixer Add the egg whites in a mixing bowl make sure no yellow is in your whites or they will not set. Begin whipping untill frothy.
  • 5
    Add in the flavoring lemon or vanilla, whip about a minute to incorporate.
  • 6
    Very important step for those that have never made a meringue. Add one tablespoon of sugar slowly at a time while beating the egg whites. After all 6Tbls have been added continue to whip until it forms peaks.
  • 7
    Top the pie with the meringue and swirl to make a solf fluffy topping. Bake on 350 dgrees about 10 minutes watching to see the meringue is lightly browned not burned.
  • 8
    Remove from oven and let cool about an hour then refrigerate let set serve cold and keep refrigerated until gone.