French Canadian Lemon Pie

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place frozen pie shell on a baking sheet, let stand 10 minutes.
  • Then, using a fork, prick bottom and side of shell in several places.
  • Bake on bottom rack of oven until crust is pale golden, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove shell from oven.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • Meanwhile, finely grate 2 teaspoons peel from lemons onto a sheet of plastic wrap.
  • Wrap and set aside to use for cream later.
  • Squeeze 1/2 cup juice from lemons.
  • In large bowl, whisk eggs.
  • Gradually whisk in 3/4 Cup sugar until dissolved.
  • Whisk in lemon juice, then 1/2 Cup cream until evenly mixed.
  • Pour into warm pie shell.
  • Bake in preheated 375 oven until centre is set when jiggled, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Before serving, pour remaining 1/2 Cup cream into a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and the reserved lemon peel.
  • Beat until soft peaks will form when beaters are lifted.
  • Serve pie warm, room temperature or cold.
  • Slice into wedges and serve with a dollop of the lemon scented cream and garnish with some strawberries.
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