Lemon Tapioca Pie and ” This Is The Year To Make Things Happen”

Snapshot_20130103_17” Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do, So , throw off the bow lines , sail away from the safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sales, explore, dream, discover.”               Mark Twain

Believe in yourself, It takes You to make things happen, this is the year, “2013”, stay away from the naysayers and you will come out on top! 

Happy New Year!

LEMON TAPIOCA PIESnapshot_20130103_11
1 pie crust (bottom only) fully baked and cool

Lemon Pudding

  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 – 1/3 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 – 1/2 cups of boiling water
  • 3 eggs separated (yolks and whites)
  • lemon rind  from 2 lemons
  • lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  1. Mix cornstarch, flour, sugar, and salt in top of double boiler.
  2. Add boiling water, blend thoroughly. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until mixture is thick and clear.
  3. Beat egg yolks in small bowl,( saving whites for later) and stir in a little of hot mixture, pour back into double boiler and cook 2 minutes longer with constant stirring.
  4. Remove from heat, slowly add lemon juice, rind and butter and mix well.
  5. Place back on the heat and cook till it just bubbles
  6. Remove from heat, leave in pan and cool.

Tapioca Pudding

  • 1 egg yolk (save egg white and add to other egg whites bowl)
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of quick tapioca
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  1. Beat egg yolk and combine with milk, tapioca, sugar, and salt in top of double boiler.
  2. Place over boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes after the water begins to boil again, stirring frequently till thick.
  3. Remove from heat and cool about 10 minutes , mixture thickens as it cools.
  4. Add vanilla.

Beat egg whites in large bowl till stiff peaks form, add 3 tablespoons of sugar and mix together.

Combine lemon pudding and tapioca puddings together by folding and not whipping. 

Fold egg whites into puddings with rubber spatula with an up and down motion, never mixing only folding. You want the whites to show some.

Pour into pie shell, top with a little orange marmalade, if you wish , and cool in the refrigerator before serving, Enjoy!Snapshot_20130103_10

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About piesandeyes

I am a Chef, a Baker, a foodie, I love pots and pans, bakeries, and especially pies! I love the smells of something baking in the oven and I could live just standing next to a stove.
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2 Responses to Lemon Tapioca Pie and ” This Is The Year To Make Things Happen”

  1. May this be a great year of happenings & pies for you!

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