I just love pie most all pies berry and fruit pies warm ala mode, I love cream pies and just lots of pies. So I figured that the more replys I get to this thread I could make a list of places to stop in my journeys and have good pie. Not just your standard "Cyrus o learys" pie that alot of places use
Here is a lemon cream cheese pie
1 baked pie pastry (to fit in a 9-inch pie plate)
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1 cup water
2-3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
2 teaspoons grated lemons, rind of
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar (confectioners)
3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped (measure 3/4 cup already whipped)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and pinch of salt.
Stir in water, lemon juice, lemon rind and yellow food colouring (if using) bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, and stir for 2 minutes, or until smooth and thickened.
Remove from heat; stir in butter; cool to room temperature for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until smooth.
Fold in the whipped cream and the 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
Remove 1/2 cup of the whipped cream/lemon mixture for the garnish.
Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture into the baked pastry shell.
Top with the cooled lemon filling.
Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, scoop the reserved 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a star tip.
Pipe stars onto the pie, or garnish with the reserved cream cheese mixture or as desired.
Refrigerate until ready to serve-- delicious!