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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lemon Meringue Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

What's not to love about heart shaped "pie crust dippers" dipped in a lemon meringue dip? If you answered "NOTHING" than you are 100% correct. I have not had any sugar in my diet now for almost 5 months, so I can't honestly give you my opinion of this, as I am not having any. But I can tell you that my hubby loved it and I think I gained 5 lbs just smelling it and looking at it. I'm hoping that all the family that will be together tomorrow will also love it!

*Original recipe found here: Lemon Meringue Pie Dip

14 oz
can sweetened condensed milk
3 lg
eggs, separated
1/2 c
fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp
 light corn syrup
a pinch
cream of tartar

1. Whisk egg yolks and juice over medium heat in small saucepan, heat and stir until custard like. This will take about 5 minutes.
Place this mixture in the refrigerator to chill. 

2. In a mixer bowl whisk egg whites, corn syrup, and cream of tartar on high until stiff peak form. Set this aside to use later.

3. Remove yolk mixture from fridge and whisk in the sweetened condensed milk. Blend well. Pour into a pie dish.

4. Using a spoon, pile and spread meringue on top of lemon sauce.Use the back of your spoon to pull up some of the ends of the peaks to make it pretty. 

5.Turn your broiler onto high. Place in oven and broil 1 to 2 minutes until meringue is slightly browned. Refrigerate to chill.

7 Up Pie Crust Dippers:

*Original recipe found here: Pie Crust Dippers
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp salt
1/2 cup Ccrisco
5 Tbsp ice cold 7-up

1.Stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

2. Add the ice cold 7 up, gradually to the flour mixture, then blend together until moist.
Place pastry in plastic wrap, flatten slightly. Chill 30 minutes.

3. Remove from fridge and roll out like you are making pie crust on a flour dusted surface or between 2 pieces of waxed paper to about 1/8 inch thickness. Using your favorite small cookie cutter, cut out the shapes. (Or you can cut into circles or strips)

4. Spray cookie sheet with Pam or use parchment paper and place the cut out dough pieces. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for bout 6-12 minutes or until golden. (This really varies from oven to oven. The original recipe said 5 minutes, mine took almost 12)
Cool completely before using so that they are crisp.

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