Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
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...
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.
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
Grated rind of one lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2pint 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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I'm the author of The Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries from Bantam Dell. The series includes SIGNS IN THE BLOOD (LA MONTAGNE DES SECRETS in France), ART'S BLOOD, (LE SECRET DES APPALACHES in France,) OLD WOUNDS,IN A DARK SEASON (Anthony Nominee, Best PBO), and UNDER THE SKIN. There's also THE DAY OF SMALL THINGS (a spinoff/standalone)chronicling the unexpected life story of Miss Birdie, one of Elizabeth's neighbors.
Currently I am at work on a historical novel, dealing with a massacre in my county during the Civil War.
I came to this weird business late (my first novel was published in 2005) and am still trying to figure it out.
As my novels are set in a place much like my real life home, I thought I'd use this blog to share pictures of our farm and county. I've been blogging for nearly seven years now, on an almost daily basis, and the topics have ranged from writing, chickens, food, books, quilts, flora and fauna of all sorts, to the occasional tiny rant. There's no plan, but there are lots of pictures.
There's more information about me and my books on my web site: http://vickilanemysteries.com/