Do you suppose if fifty is the new forty,
And- Orange is the New Black
( I hear this new series based on the novel is intriguing.)
Could Lemon be the new Chocolate?
new way to go, the sky seems to be pretty much the limit.
So, today on this blog Lemon is the new Chocolate!
My oh my this sweet and sassy little tart is going to bring your taste buds
alive and sing with glee once you take a bite into the buttery
graham cracker crust and melt in your mouth fresh lemon filling.
So, lets begin and naturally lets use fresh lemons.
I found this picture on Houzz, isn't this just so appealing and
what a treat to have fresh lemons growing in your own kitchen.
This graham cracker crust recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.
Ingredients For Graham Cracker Crust
12 graham crackers finely ground, (12 crackers) (1 1/2 cups)
5 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2- Spray bottom and sides of spring foam pan with Bakers Joy
3- Grind graham crackers, butter, sugar and salt in blender until combined
4- Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom of springform pan. Bake in oven 12 to 14
minutes or until golden brown and crust is fragrant.
5- Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack
Ingredients For Icebox Tart
1, 8 ounce cream cheese softened
1, 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup pasteurized egg product ( I used egg beaters)
1 1/2 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
3 tablespoons boiling water
Directions For Icebox Tart
In a large mixing bowl combine softened cream cheese, condensed milk and
pasteurized egg product. Blend together on medium speed for about 2 minutes
until creamy and blended. Add lemon zest and lemon juice and mix another
In a separate small bowl combine unflavored gelatin and boiling water. Beat this
mixture well until gelatin is completely dissolved, around 3 minutes. Cool completely
then combine with the lemon mixture. Pour this filling over graham cracker crust in
springform pan and chill overnight. Garnish with lemon slices or berries then slice
and serve .
This is truly a no fail dessert and will be perfect to serve for any of
your Summer celebrations and you might even agree...
Lemon is, or maybe could be the new chocolate!