Meyer Lemon Pie with Shortbread Crust

Ingredients

Makes one 9-inch pie

EQUIPMENT
food processor
9-inch pie plate, lightly buttered
stand mixer with wire whisk attachment

SHORTBREAD CRUST
2 (5.3 ounce/150 g) packages Walkers Shortbread Fingers
5 tablespoons (71 g) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup (44 g) granulated sugar

FILLING
3 egg yolks
fine zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1 (14-ounce/397g) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup (160 ml) freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice (about 6 to 8 lemons)

WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream, chilled
1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

Directions

CRUST
Preheat the oven to 350° F/175° C. Break the shortbread fingers into pieces and put them in the bowl of the food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs. Add the sugar and melted butter and pulse until the crumbs are all wet. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pie plate, pressing up the sides and forming a rounded or squared off top edge. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside on a wire rack and leave the oven on.

FILLING
In the bowl of the stand mixer, whip the egg yolks and lemon zest at high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Slowly add the condensed milk and continue to whip until thick, about 3 or 4 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the lemon juice, mixing just until combined. The mixture will start to thicken as soon as you add the juice. Pour the mixture into the crust.

BAKE
Bake until the filling has just set, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate. Freeze for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

WHIPPED CREAM
Chill the mixing bowl. Using the wire whisk attachment, whip the cream and confectioners sugar until you have stiff peaks. Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of cream.
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