This beauty is brought to you by my babygirl. She not only made the pie by herself, she also took the photos. ( I edited them in Picasa.) In keeping with the theme of today’s post I’m going to allow McKenna, aka Babygirl tell you all about her pie.
Hi! This is Babygirl and I really loved this pie that I made. It was fun and a little easy but it was more fun. Instead of just tossing the berries on top I wanted to make a flower with strawberries. (Well my mommy told me about it and I like the idea so I went with it.) It was hard making the strawberry flower because you have to pick the right strawberry slices. If you want to make the strawberry flower you can find it on Ms. Monica’s blog. If you have any questions send them to my mama and say that they are for me. Thank you. Babygirl out.
Here’s the adapted recipe by Babygirl:
Strawberry Topped Cheesy Lemon Pie, printable recipe
- 18 graham cracker squares, crushed
- 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
- 3 TBS granulated sugar
- 1 lemon, zested & juiced
- 16 oz cream cheese (2 8 oz blocks) at room temperature
- 14oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- Various berries for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place graham cracker crumbs in a medium sized bowl, sprinkle sugar over top, and pour in melted sugar. Stir well with a wooden spoon. Once the mixture is even in color place it into a 9 inch pie pan. Using your fingers pat crust mixture into place covering the bottom of the pie pan and completely up the sides. Once the crust has been shape, bake for 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and set on cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. Meanwhile place cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and beat well, about 1 minute. Scrap down sides of bowl and add in lemon zest and juice. Beat until smooth scraping down sides as needed. Pour cream mixture into cooled pie crust and smooth out top. Chill in the fridge at least 3 hours. After the 3 hours or prior to serving top with fresh berries.
The original un-adapted recipe can be found in William Sonoma’s Sweet Treats. This is a great book for young kids interested in baking. Babygirl has successful made 5 or 6 recipes out of it!
A proud Mommy moment, Babygirl was awarded The Presidential Award for Educational Excellence! Only 20 out of 99 fifth graders in her school received it! :) YAY!