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Lemon Macaroon Pie

Author/Submitted by: (Pam Ramsey)
Servings: 8
Categories: Desserts / Pies & Pastries


1  Cup  All-Purpose Flour
1/3  Cup  Cake Flour
1  Tablespoon  Sugar
1/2  Teaspoon  Salt
3/4  Stick  Unsalted Butter, chilled, cut into 4 pieces
2  Tablespoons  Vegetable Shortening, chilled, cut into pieces
3  Tablespoons  Ice Water, (or more)

3  Large  Eggs
2  Large  Egg Yolks
1/4  Teaspoon  Salt
1 1/4  Cups  Sugar
1 1/4  Cups  Shredded Coconut Meat, (about 5 ounces)
1  Cup  Whipping Cream, chilled
1/4  Cup  Fresh Lemon Juice
2  Tablespoons  Unsalted Butter, melted
2  Teaspoons  Grated Lemon Peel
2 1/4  Teaspoons  Vanilla Extract
1/2  Teaspoon  Almond Extract
2  Teaspoons  Powdered Sugar
8    Lemon Slices, thinly sliced

1. FOR CRUST: Mix flour, cake flour, 1 tablespoon sugar and salt in processor. Add chilled butter and shortening and cut in, using on/off turns, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3 tablespoons ice water and process until moist clumps form. If dough is too dry, add more water by teaspoonfuls. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated. Let dough soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.)

2. Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat oven to 350F. Butter 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to prepared dish. Trim crust edge, leaving 1/2-inch overhang. Decoratively crimp overhang. Freeze 15 minutes.

3. Line crust with foil. Fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until crust is set and rim is pale golden, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Cool completely. Maintain oven temperature.

4. FOR FILLING: Using electric mixer, beat eggs, egg yolks and salt in large bowl to blend. Add 1 and 1/4 cups sugar and beat until mixture is thick and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in coconut, 1/4 cup chilled whipping cream, lemon juice, melted butter, lemon peel, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and almond extract.

5. Pour filling into crust. Bake until filling is golden and set, about 40 minutes. Cool on rack. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 3 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.)

6. Beat remaining 3/4 cup cream, powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Pipe whipped cream around border of pie. Garnish with lemon slices and serve. Serves 8.

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