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by Heather Harris Brady

Being a baker I don’t have a large inventory of no-bake recipes, but we had another hot day last week and knowing it wasn’t going to cool down much overnight I just couldn’t turn the oven on. So I turned to my cookbook collection and pulled out The Congressional Club Cookbook. It was published in 1961, when presumably good food still had the power to suspend partisanship – at least for a while.

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This recipe is based on one for Lemon Bisque by Mrs. Jamie Whitten, wife of the 1961 representative from Mississippi. I added some raspberries but you can mix it up – do a sauce or a white hot chocolate over the top. You could also go the other way, put it in a square pan and serve it in squares, topped with marshmallows, pineapple and cherries for an awesome retro dinner party dessert. Either way it’s refreshing, easy and healthy-ish –

Frozen Lemon Pie, Makes one 9″ pie

  • One graham cracker or vanilla wafer crust
  • 1 can evaporated milk, icy cold
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 sm. can crushed pineapple
  • 2 c. IQF berries or other chopped fruit

Prechill your beaters before you start. Pour the milk into a bowl.

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Start to whip on high, drizzling in the sugar and lemon juice as you go. Whip to soft peaks, about four minutes.

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Fold in the pineapple and pour the mixture over your crust. Sprinkle your additional fruit, if you’re using it, over the top. (Note: A springform pan will help with neater slices.)

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Freeze until the pie is completely solid. This took about three hours in my deep freeze. In a regular freezer I’d leave it overnight. Take it out 15 minutes before serving. Run a knife around the edge and remove the rim. The pie should cut into neat slices.

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I think this would also be good with a coconut or meringue crust, which would also be gluten free!

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Three years ago: Sun Tea
Two years ago: Boston Cream Pie
One year ago: Raspberry Cream Cheese Danish

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