Moravian Lemon Raspberry Pie
This delightfully tart and sweet pie has a crust made from Meyer Lemon Moravian Cookies, a delicious raspberry and lemon filling, and a topping of fresh hoemmade whipped cream. It's perfect for spring and summer get-togethers!
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2 boxes (4 packs total) of Meyer Lemon Moravian Cookies
3/4 cup lemon juice, divided
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon lemon pulp
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 cup cold water
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 cup frozen raspberries
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup white sugar
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons honey or white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Sliced lemons and fresh raspberries (for garnish)
To prepare, preheat over to 350 degrees and put a large mixing bowl and a whisk into the freezer (these will be used later to make our whipped cream).
Using a food processor, crush the Moravian Cookies into fine crumbs. In a mixing bowl, combine crumbs with 5 tablespoons butter and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, then let cool.
Heat 1 cup of frozen raspberries in a saucepan at medium heat until raspberries start to break down. Add 2 tablespoons cornstarch and stir until the mixture thickens a bit. You still want the texture to be thin enough to pour it out into the pie crust!
After pouring raspberry mixture into the crust, combine 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cornstarch in a saucepan, then slowly add the water and 1/2 cup lemon juice and mix until smooth. Stir in egg yolks, then bring to a boil at high heat for one minute, stirring constantly.
Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in the lemon pulp, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and butter, then pour mixture into pie. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, then let cool for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
Shortly before serving, make the whipped cream topping. Place a large mixing bowl and whisk in the freezer to chill for 20 minutes. Then, use bowl to whisk heavy cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla at high speed until soft peaks form. Use a spatula to spread into the top of the pie, then garnish with lemon slices, cookies and fresh raspberries.