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Lemon Custard and Strawberry Pie (D)
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Serves: 8 to 10

Pastry for 1 crust 9" pie

1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 beaten egg yolk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups fresh sliced strawberries
2 3-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted

On a floured surface, roll pastry to a 12" circle. Fit into a 10" flan pan with removable bottom, pressing dough against sides. If you don't have a flan pan, you can use a 9" pie plate. Trim excess dough even with pan. Prick shell. Bake in a 450°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool.

In a saucepan combine granulated sugar and cornstarch. Add water, egg yolk, and butter or margarine. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly; cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in the lemon juice. Turn into baked shell. Set aside and cool. Top with sliced berries.

In a small mixer bowl beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in 1/3 cup coconut. In another bowl beat whipping cream to soft peaks; fold into cream cheese mixture till combined. Spread atop berries. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup toasted coconut.

Chill 4 hours or overnight.

Posted by Pauline Miller

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A