Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#CleanSweepWeek - Frozen lemon chiffon pie #recipe from author @AveryAames + #giveaway

I'm still spreading the word about For Cheddar or Worse which comes out Feb 2!!  In fact you can see the trailer for the book by clicking here. 
Or by clicking HERE.

And I'm still offering a giveaway every Wednesday until launch day. See below.

But I'm out of "cheese" mode this week because this is our #CleanSweepWeek or in my words: "use something weird in the cupboard" week.

Well, granted graham crackers aren't weird. Even gluten-free crackers aren't weird, but I've had these crackers in the cupboard for about 6 months and I never got around to doing s'mores with them in the summer, so I wondered how else I could use them before they completely go stale? 

Because they are gluten-free, they aren't as "soft" as a typical graham cracker. So I thought, crumb crust!

Now, I wanted to make test a recipe for the upcoming Valentine's Day because, well, everyone needs a new dessert for that time of year, right?

And what else do I have lying about? A ton of lemons! I bought some for the holidays and didn't use them and then my Meyer lemon tree decided to produce fruit this year. Last year, no, but this year, yep! Not pretty fruit, mind you. Something's wrong with my tree. I'm going to have to call the nursery. But it did produce fruit, so I thought LMEONS. And graham crackers.

Voila! A clean sweep and a lucky one at that, in my estimation!



2 egg yolks
6  tablespoons sugar
1/2  tsp. grated lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 eggs whites
2 tablespoons more sugar
2/3 cup heavy cream

For the egg mixture:
Cook on top of double boiler for 3 minutes, stirring constantly:
2 egg yolks, 6 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 tsp. grated lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Note: I don't own a double boiler. I used to, but it disappeared in one of my moves, so I improvised and put a little pot on top of a larger pot that had about 2 inches of boiling water. You have to be careful when stirring that water doesn't boil up and over the rim.

Let cool.

In a small bowl, beat 2 egg whites until stiff. Add 2 tablespoons sugar. Beat until stiff.

In a medium bowl, whip 2/3 cup heavy cream until they form a peak. Fold whites into whipped cream.

Add the egg yolk mixture to the whipped cream mixture and fold all. Be gentle!

Chill for a half hour.

Meanwhile crush 12-14 Gluten Free cookies and pour into bottom of pie pan.  [I used 12 halves of the specialty crackers.]  Pour in filling.  Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.  [Which I forgot to do!!] FREEZE for at least 2 hours.

Great therapy!!

Serves 6 - 8


Leave your name and email so I can contact you if you WIN, and tell me what is your Valentine's dessert? I'll be giving away your CHOICE of a Cheese Shop Mystery plus some fun swag. Winner will be picked Friday, the 8th.

Savor the mystery and say cheese!

Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!

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  1. Love this refreshing lemon dessert! My favorite Valentine's Day dessert is White Chocolate Chip Brownies. Liz Stark

  2. This looks yummy! I love cheesecake on Valentine's Day!

    1. Karen, you know I adore cheesecake! My grandmother gave me a recipe that rivals any NY cheesecake. I've shared many kinds on MLK over the years.

      ~Daryl / Avery

  3. Anything Chocolate for Valentine's Day

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

  4. Got hungry just reading the directions. It sounds really good. Since my birthday is the day before Valentine's Day, my birthday cake had to be a chocolate devil's food cake with my Grandmother's homemade coffee and powdered sugar frosting. These many years later the closest I get is a Red Velvet cake.

    1. Oh, Doward, yum. Homemade coffee and sugar frosting? Yum! I had a recipe from a long-gone restaurant called Blum's with a frosting that was called coffee crunch (which is really whipped egg whites and coffee, sort of). Hmm. Maybe I'll make that soon and share on here. It's so good!


  5. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway! I would love to read your book. My favorite dessert is a red velvet cake and I make one every year for my birthday which is next month on the 8th.

    1. Paula, would you believe I've never had red velvet cake? Happy early birthday.

      ~Daryl / Avery

    2. Thank you so much Daryl it really means a lot! I hope you and your family have a nice week.

  6. My sweetie's on Valentime Day are my 3 grandsons who live in the house next door.I make them cookie pops covered in red sprinkles. Ruth Nixon

    1. Those cookie pops sound like so much fun! And the kids live next door? What fun!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

  7. That is one tasty looking dessert. I usually think chocolate for Valentin