Friday, May 17, 2013

Frozen Lemon Pie with Pecan-Chocolate Crust


Good friends were coming to dinner and I decided to combine two of my favorite dessert recipes --  the pecan crust from Frozen Chocolate Pie with a frozen lemon filling -- basically a Lemon Semi-Freddo but actually the same frozen filling my mother used back in the Fifties in her popular Lemon Freeze on a Vanilla Wafer Crust. Oh, and some chocolate chips melted on the pecans, just because...

Pecan Crust

2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Stir first three ingredients together and press firmly onto bottom and up side of a 9 inch pie pan.
Bake at 350 F for 10 or 12 minutes (after 5 minutes, sprinkle on a handful of chocolate chips then finish baking.) Cool.

Lemon Filling

3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
Grated rind of one lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice 
1/2 pint whipping cream

Cook together yolks, sugar, lemon rind and lemon juice, stirring till thickened. Cool.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and whipped cream. Pile into pecan crust and freeze.
 
Top with grated chocolate. You may want to make a little more whipped cream and top each slice with it to increase the level of decadence.
 
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12 comments:

Ms. A said...

Lemon and chocolate? I'm trying to imagine those two together.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

All my favorite things - chocolate, pecans and lemons in one dish. Sounds delicious.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

nice....rather fond of lemon or lime....the flavor combo in this sounds interesting...

Kath Marsh said...

WEll, there goes the diet!

Pat in east TN said...

Ooooh, that sounds, and looks, out of this world!

eileen reilly nephin bish said...

Whoa Nellie---my tastebuds are going crazy!!!

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What a great combo...I'm sure you all enjoyed it!

Deanna said...

Yikes! I don't know...

Frances said...

Oh my goodness! Please save a slice for me. xo

NCmountainwoman said...

Looks yummy. I'm definitely going to try that instead of the one I make. And I can see several uses for the pecan crust.

Darla said...

Yum! That sounds marvelous for this hot weather that currently has me struggling to resist my ice cream addiction. :-)

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