Remember the dissolution of Hostess? Mr. Picky Eater just loved those Hostess Lemon Pies. Remember my Small Fried Pies? I married the two with the help of a recipe @ Food Lust People Love and made him very happy! First, I made Stacy’s Lemon Curd recipe with these ingredients:
1/3 Cup sugar
¼ Cup cold, unsalted, cut up butter
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Put the butter back in the fridge and zest the lemon like this:
Put the sugar, juice of the 2 lemons, zest, and cornstarch into a double boiler on low heat and stir until it thickens.
Add the butter and let simmer about 2 minutes more. It’s done!
Then, using a pre-made pie crust and the screw-top lid of a canning jar (because I couldn’t find my biscuit cutter) I cut out little pies.
With ice-cold water on my finger tips I wet the outside edge around the newly cut pieces, placed a scant teaspoonful of lemon curd in the middle, turned one side into the other and used a fork to seal the crust. One small slit in the middle of each pie.
I brought one inch of oil to 375F degrees in a heavy skillet I placed several pies in and allowed to brown on each side. Generally, 3 minutes and flip.
Let the pies drain on paper towels while making the glaze:
1 teaspoon softened butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
3-4 Tablespoons of milk
Whip up with a fork and drizzle over warm pies.
These are tart and sweet and warm and gooey.
Just a luscious little lemon pie!