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Lemon Crunch Pie

Feb 7, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: A to Z of recipes, Desserts, Quick and easy recipes

Lemon Crunch Pie

This is a recipe from Mrs Jones – my ‘domestic science’ teacher at school in the 70′s.

Serves 12 Preparation time 15 mins Cost £3.22

1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat.
2. Crush the biscuits – either in a food processor or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin, and then add them to the melted butter and mix well.
3. Put the biscuit mixture into a dish that is approximately 8 inches in diameter and at least 2 inches deep, and press it all down to obtain a firm base, then put the dish into the freezer for 10 minutes and make the filling while the biscuit base is in the freezer.
4.  Put the condensed milk, cream, lemon juice and lemon rind into a blender and whizz it all together until it is thick and creamy, (it takes less than a minute) – don’t over whisk it otherwise the cream will turn to butter.
5. Pour the cream mixture over the biscuit base and refrigerate it for at least 6 hours.
6. Serve from the dish in which it was prepared (this isn’t as solid as a cheesecake, so can’t be turned out onto another plate).

300 ml double cream
1 tin condensed milk (400g)
Juice of 2 ½ lemons (100ml)
Zest of 1 lemon
250g crushed biscuits – either ginger nuts or digestives, or half of each
100g butter

Additional Information:
I managed to get this recipe from a cousin who was at the same school as me, and amazingly she held onto the recipe all these years!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion RDA women RDA men RDA child
Polyunsaturates* 0.8 g 0.7 g
Mono Unsaturates* 4.7 g 4.5 g
Saturated Fat* 16 g 15 g 77% 52% 77%
Total Sugars* 28 g 27 g 29% 22% 31%
Carbohydrate 37 g 36 g 15% 12% 16%
Energy 401 kcal 386 kcal 19% 15% 21%
Protein 4.4 g 4.3 g 10% 8% 18%
Fat* 27 g 26 g 37% 27% 37%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Wheat, Gluten, Milk,

Cost per recipe:£ 3.22
Cost per portion:£0.27

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