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Thursday, April 07, 2011

How to make frozen lemon delight

Using an orange zester to zest an orange.Image via Wikipedia

With Spring in full bloom in South Carolina, you just can't help but think of great cooling recipes that are refreshing and easy to make.  South Carolina residents know the warm weather will soon be here. This frozen lemon dessert is a tasty way to start Spring off, but will also be great for the Summer, so keep this simple recipe handy. For other great South Carolina recipes, see: Discover South Carolina Recipes.

Makes 9 servings


    4 egg yolks  (reserve whites for recipe)
    2/3 cup sugar                                                
    1 tablespoon grated lemon zest                          
    1/4 cup lemon juice                                         
    1/8 teaspoon salt                                           
    4 egg whites at room temperature                            
    1 cup heavy whipping cream (whipped)                                 
    1 cup vanilla wafers crushed


In a small  bowl on high speed, beat egg yolks until very thick; gradually beat in sugar. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and salt and beat until well blended. Transfer to a medium sized saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until thickened. Remove from heat; cool.

In a small mixer bowl at high speed, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into egg yolk mixture until no streaks remain. Fold in whipped cream.

Spread half of the cookie crumbs in bottom of an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish. Spoon in lemon mixture; top with remaining crumbs. Freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.

Can be served straight from the freezer or place in refrigerator 15 minutes before serving.
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