She happily added that later that day, she met up with her friend Honolulu Aunty who generously gifted her with a lemon chiffon pie.
Kay shared a photo of her mom & husband Art enjoying a slice. After staring at the pie for 5-10 minutes, I had to walk away from my computer.
The next day, Kay reminded us how tasty that pie had been, and added she had a secret family recipe for lemon chiffon pie, but it had to remain a secret. But she also had a family recipe for pickled onions, and THAT she could share!
Friend & fellow blogger DJan commented that was fine, as she preferred pickled foods.
I sat here and scowled.
After our pickling lesson, I called my local bakery. I said “Do you sell pies?” The woman on the other end snorted and said of course they did. I asked “Do you sell them by the slice?” She said “Some.”
I said I’d like a slice of lemon chiffon pie, please. She snorted again and said “Sorry ma’am, we only sell slices of… dutch apple, cherry, raisin.” I said “I’m not a ma’am, I’m a man. Can you bake a lemon chiffon pie?” She said “Yes ma’am but you’ll have to buy the whole pie.” I said okay, how much. She said “For an 8 inch… 17 dollars.” Ugh!
I said “17 dollars for a little pie?” She said “Yes ma’am.” I said “Listen, I’m not a— nevermind!” She told me to have a nice day. How can I when I sound like a ma’am!
Kay did reach out to me and offered to help, but there was only one thing that would make me happy; find the
laziest simplest lemon pie recipe on the internet and make one myself.
WWII NO-BAKE EASY PEASY LEMON PIE
This is so simple, it’s almost too good to be true. You only need three ingredients:
- 2 14 oz. cans sweetened, condensed milk
- 3/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 premade graham cracker crust
Slowly whisk the lemon juice into a large bowl containing both cans of the sweetened condensed milk.
(It’s thick already, but will thicken a bit more as you whisk.)
Pour mixture into your graham cracker crust, invert that clear plastic lid from your crust to cover the pie and put the pie into your refrigerator to set overnight.
This morning, here’s the pie. My review is below.
THE VERDICT: I think this pie needs to go back to the 1940s where it belongs. IT’S TOO MUCH!! Each bite is like a big heaping forkful of Type 2 diabetes, with every third bite a sudden eye-squirting tang of lemon juice. Gee I mixed it just like it said!
I have a sudden craving for pickled onions…