This is like those Creamsicles you had as a kid. Just a bit tart and sweet. Of course you can change the ratio or lemon vs orange depending if you prefer more of one fruit vs the other! As simple as a Key Lime Pie to make and perfect for a summer dessert. I also use a mild buttery olive oil instead of melted butter cause that is my thing and you cannot taste it so why would I use butter?! Just sayin.
You will need:
- 1 store bought graham cracker crust – mine was 9 inches (larger than the standard pie shell)
- 2 oranges (1 zested finely and both juiced = 1/2 cup juice)
- 5-6 lemons (2 zested finely and all juiced = 1/2 cup juice)
- 4 large egg yolks (you can freeze the whites for something else later!)
- 2 cans -14 oz each sweetened condensed milk
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp mild olive oil (I used Texas Hill Country Sola Stella Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 3 tbsp powdered icing sugar (its fine and has corn starch to stabilize the cream)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or pure extract
Step 2: grate 1 orange and 2 lemons (this zest will be added to the pie and keep at least a bit more to top the whipping cream at the end)
Step 3: juice both types of juice and make sure to remove any pits…or pips as the English say! These are a few different ways to get your juice out.
Step 4: in a large bowl add egg yolks (you can freeze the whites for something else) add the citrus zests and condensed milk, stir to combine. Add juices and incorporate with a whisk. It will come together and thicken. Add a pinch of salt (cause salt always balances the sweet in a dessert like this !) and 2 tbsp of melted butter or a mild lovely olive oil -I have used a Texas Hill Country mild and buttery Sola Stella Olive oil.
Step 5: pour combined mixture into pie shell and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove to cool. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the top of the citrus curd and once cooled place into fridge to set for at least 4 hours
Step 6: whip cream, with vanilla and sugar until you get soft peaks. Mound on top and add some grated zests to finish! Eat it within a day….if it lasts that long!