Joanna Gaines' Lemon Pie
 
PREP: 20 minutes COOK: under 20 minutes COOL: 1½ hours
Ingredients
  • Lemon Pie:
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1½ cups crushed graham crackers (from about 27 squares)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ⅔ cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Garnish:
  • Lemon slices
  • Grated lemon zest
  • Mint sprigs
Instructions
  1. To make the lemon pie: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with vegetable oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the crushed graham crackers and ⅓ cup of the sugar and stir to blend. Stir in the melted butter until well blended. Press the cracker mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate. Bake until firm, about 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer), beat the condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and salt on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baked pie crust. Return to the oven and bake until the center is set when the pan is gently nudged, about 10 minutes.
  5. Cool the pie on a rack for 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator until set, at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
Recipe by Taste of the South at https://www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com/joanna-gaines-lemon-pie/