Amish Cook: When life gives you lemons, make lemon pie

The Amish Cook - Gloria Yoder
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Gloria Yoder’s lemon pie is a cool, refreshing treat ideal for the dog days of summer. - Submitted photo

Editor’s note: Gloria Yoder’s grandmother passed away last week after battling complications from a stroke for over a week. The Yoders hosted funeral services, which is a big undertaking requiring meal-planning, accommodating out-of-town guests, and grieving. So Gloria is taking off from her column duties this week and will return next week. In the meantime, she leaves this summer-favorite recipe with readers: a cool, refreshing treat during the dog days of summer.

Gloria’s luscious lemon pie

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup milk

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

pinch salt

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup sour cream

Instructions

Mix sugar and cornstarch and add milk. Bring to a boil and cook several minutes. Add egg yolks and boil gently. Next, add lemon juice, lemon flavoring, a pinch of salt and butter. Cool a bit and add 1 cup sour cream. Pour into a baked 9-inch pie shell and top with whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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Gloria Yoder’s lemon pie is a cool, refreshing treat ideal for the dog days of summer.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_IMG_20180728_182515_hdr.jpgGloria Yoder’s lemon pie is a cool, refreshing treat ideal for the dog days of summer. Submitted photo

The Amish Cook

Gloria Yoder

Readers with culinary or cultural questions or stories can write Gloria directly at her new address: Gloria Yoder, 10510 E. 350th Ave., Flat Rock, IL 62427-2019. To see more on the Amish, go to www.amish365.com.

Readers with culinary or cultural questions or stories can write Gloria directly at her new address: Gloria Yoder, 10510 E. 350th Ave., Flat Rock, IL 62427-2019. To see more on the Amish, go to www.amish365.com.