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Lemon Freezer Pie

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe. Thank you Wendy for letting me share!

I love lemon. Anything lemon. This dessert is simple and not too sweet. Just perfect for a hot summer day.

I usually get this just once a year – on my father-in-law’s birthday, because it’s his favorite! My mother-in-law makes it in a pie pan or divides it between 2 small pyrex dishes, but I decided to make it as individual servings. I have these cute little dishes from pampered chef that have their own sealing lids. Everyone gets their own serving and they are easy to transport and eat!

Lemon Freezer Pie adapted from Bon Appetite magazine (years ago)

Ingredients:

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp melted butter

3 eggs, separated

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 cup whipped cream (thawed if using the frozen stuff)

Directions:

1. If using fresh whipping cream, whip. Cover and place in the fridge until ready to use.

2. Mix together graham crack crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until crumbles start to stick together. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 3-5 minutes. (If making in a pie pan or other dish, press this into the bottom and up sides and then bake.) Let cool.

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3. Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually add sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Add yolks one at a time and beat until combined.

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4. Fold in lemon juice and then whipped cream.

5. Divide evenly between single serving dishes. Top with graham crumbles. (Or pour into prepared crust.)

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6. Freeze overnight before serving. (I made mine in the morning, it froze for about 8-9 hours, and it was perfect by after-dinner time.)

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This recipe is always a hit. Try it for your next hot summer day/night get together!

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“Better Than” S’mores

These little guys happened by chance.

I was making some cupcakes (you can see them here) and had some extra frosting. It is too good to waste, so I pulled out my grahams and piped blobs on them.

This frosting is sort of like a marshmallow but not.. It’s sticky and foamy and light, and after setting overnight it stiffens up just a bit. If marshmallows aren’t your thing because of the texture or because of the “animal” in the gelatin, then this frosting is your friend. It contains none of that.

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Then I was too lazy to actually melt chocolate, so I just threw a handful of chips onto each one.

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The grahams sort of staled overnight so they were soft and more like a cookie, less like a cracker. It worked out perfectly for these little morsels.

Best accident/chance dessert ever.

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I linked up to Shelly’s S’mores Party over at Cookies and Cups. If you want to check out some really cool s’mores treats, head on over!

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S’more Pops

S’mores no longer live in just the camping world. S’more treats of all kinds have been popping up everywhere. This little version was fun and easy, and so delicious it might change your life. If you’re into s’mores anyway.

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First I crushed up some graham crackers, then put them on a small plate.

Then melt your chocolate. It needs to be pretty deep so that the mallows will dip easily. Next time I will try microwaved instead of melted in my double broiler, cuz it was just a little too wide.

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Shove sticks onto your marshmallows. Don’t go more than about 1/2 the way through, or else your pop will become too heavy and slide down the stick. You don’t want to be crying over something as silly as ugly marshmallows… not that I know from experience or anything… (If you plan to have them stick up, shove the stick all the way through to the tip.)

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Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, then immediately roll in graham cracker crumbs. Place S’more Pop either stick up on wax paper, or Pop up into a styrofoam block.

That’s it! Now let’s look how pretty they are.

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Ooh, aahh… drooling yet? Make these. Now. I will too. Mine are already gone.

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P.S. Like my new stand? More on this soon!

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