Monday, April 09, 2012

GF-ing a Pokey Sunshine Pie

Or, a Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie.
I don't know if it's an actual thing that people do, but Easter means lemon meringue pie in my world. I've only attempted it one other time- with my mom close at hand. But in an effort to create more holiday traditions, I set to the task.
And if I was going to work that hard, I was definitely going to be able to eat it, too.
So- I used this recipe from Epicurious- where I go for almost all of my recipes that I didn't get from my mom... and she didn't answer her phone so I couldn't use hers.
But I used her handy push crust recipe-

1+1/2 cup flour- I substituted Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
1/2 cup oil- I used grapeseed, it was handiest
2 Tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sugar
dash of salt

Mix together and press into pie pan (9" or 10")
*I am told that you should not use this recipe for quiche.

For this recipe I blind baked with wax paper and rice for 10 minutes, then without the paper and rice for 10 more minutes. The assembled pie bakes for only 15 minutes, so the crust needs to be pretty much fully baked.

Sorry I didn't take the toothpicks out for the photo... I liked them at the time, but now I'm regretting my laziness. They're there because this pie needs to stay covered and refrigerated or it will get soupy and not pretty. And while the pie tastes great- it's the prettiness that makes it worth the effort.


Maryl said...

Discovered today that you are posting again. Thanks. I need it. You have worthwhile things to say so keep it up. (Even if you don't have anything worthwhile to say go for it). Miss you.

Sunny said...

Thanks Maryl- I miss you, too!

Lacey said...

um. i'm posting this comment for one reason, and that is. the 'prove you're not a robot' word type-y things are especially difficult on your blog! did you set it that way?!

Lacey said...

oh. and edward is adorable as a soccer player. don't let him play hockey though. in my experience boys who play both are son-of-a-guns.

Sunny said...

No- it just made me do it, though, and it was hard! And no doubt, he's one of those, but our dental insurance isn't THAT good- no worries, no hockey for the boy.