Lemon Cake Pie


Lemon Cake Pie

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
  • 3   cups 
    plus 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1   cup 
    shortening
  • 1   cup 
    sugar
  • 4   tablespoons 
    unsalted butter, melted
  •  
    zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4  cup 
    lemon juice
  • 2   
    large eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1   cup 
    milk
Directions
1.
In a food processor or with a pastry blender mix 3 cups flour and shortening until mixture is the consistency of cornmeal, about 10 pulses. Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup ice water to form dough. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface roll one half into a 12-inch circle and line a 9-inch pie pan; chill in refrigerator. Freeze remaining dough for later use.
2.
Heat oven to 450 degrees F. with rack in the lower third. Stir together 3 tablespoons flour, sugar, butter, zest, lemon juice, egg yolks, and milk. In a separate bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into lemon mixture.
3.
Pour into crust and bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. and bake until a knife inserted into center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. If top of pie gets too dark, tent with foil.
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