Posted: 7/18/2011 10:07:20 AM
I made the pie yesterday. It was tasty, except for the crust.
The 3-layer crust was so thick that my husband had to struggle with a steak knife to cut it. Lifting it from the pie dish wasn't easy, either. I didn't overbake the crust - It was just lightly & nicely browned. Still, the crust was, as one family member stated, a thick and chewy mess that didn't add to the pie. If I were to make this again, I think I would use either a single crust or a graham cracker crust. I probably won't make this again. The cost of ingredients was close to $13 and the pie just wasn't that great.
Posted: 7/13/2011 11:22:11 PM
Lemon is my favorite pie and I'm wondering how the lemon base would taste with a ginger cookie crust.
Posted: 4/25/2011 6:16:04 AM
Oh, I also used Fat free Sugar free pudding mixes!
Posted: 4/25/2011 6:13:55 AM
I made this one for an Easter Dessert. The calories per slice
were just too much for me to enjoy. (over 900). So I substituted the regular sugar with Splenda and used reduced fat cream cheese. When the recipe called for marscapone I also used the RF cream cheese. The pie looked great and tasted Great. I will definately make this one again except I will use a smidgen more lemon peel for a little more lemoniness.
Posted: 6/26/2010 1:16:08 PM
I have not tried this recipe yet.
Posted: 7/7/2009 1:47:38 PM
I just made this for the 4th of July. I am a pastry chef so I am not afraid of labor intensive desserts. I was extremely intrigued and hopeful regarding the stuffed crust. That being said, I found the almond filling in the stuffed crust completely overwhelming and in direct conflict with the main flavor of the pie, that being lemon. I followed this recipe to the T, as I always do when first trying a recipe. I may give it another try substituing the almond filling with something more compatible with the main event flavor of lemon. My next attempt, should I try again, would be to use lemon sandwich cookies and a bit of butter and process them in my food processor first. I believe this might be more compatible with the balance of the recipe. Don't be afraid to try new recipes and don't be afraid to add your own signature to new recipes if you feel the nudge. Happy cooking.
Posted: 6/23/2009 3:47:50 PM
I made this pie, it is labor time. But.. well worth the effort. I modified this recipe by using egg beaters, f/f cream cheese, s/f f/f whipped (thawed) topping from the freezer, used f/f milk and a lower calorie pudding.
Made the crust homemade, omitted the almond paste. Don't know what the calories are/were but it has to be less than the orginal recipe.
This recipe is one that is a treat, not to eat it everyday for months on end.
People should not be making comments about a recipe if they haven't made an attempt to modify it to a lower fat/calorie intake.
And by the way this pie, even modified to a lesser calorie/fat amount was still worth the effort to make. Some people are just not bakers who leave a negative comment about this recipe.
Posted: 6/17/2009 8:14:35 PM
I think reviewers that rate the recipe on calories and fat grams alone, without ever trying the recipe, should have their reviews removed. Rate the recipe for taste, presentation, ease of preparation and how well friends and family like the recipe. I didn't care for the almond paste layer or the thickness of the crust, but the rest of the pie was delicious! Next time I think I will try a different flavor layer between the pie crusts or none at all.
Posted: 6/17/2009 1:34:54 PM
My husband loves lemon pie, so i am making it for him. I am in the cooling stage of the crust and middle layer now and I agree....it looks delicious! Labor intensive? Not if you enjoy cooking! The right kitchen tools make it fun. The right tools make all cooking fun! (Sorry - I just read the rules and can't tell you who makes these wonderful tools!) No, it's not the "pop open a box and let thaw" pie, but that isn't what I was looking for. It LOOKS delicious, and the middle layer so far is (yes...I licked the spoon :) Something special for someone special. Calories? What's that? You can enjoy anything if you do it in moderation.
Posted: 6/17/2009 10:57:57 AM
When I was a kid (I'm 60 now), my Mom used to do something similar. She would spread peanut butter between 2 layers of pie dough; bake the crust and then fill with homemade banana cream filling. Lip smacking good!!!!!