High Hampton Inn Historic Recipe
(Mrs. E. L. McKee’s Favorite Dessert)
- 1/3 cup cold water
- Grated rind of 1 lemon
- ½ tablespoon of gelatin
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup whipping cream
Set gelatin to soak in 1/3 cup cold water. Place the 4 egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon rind, and half cup of sugar in a rounded bottom enamel bowl. Set bowl in a larger pan of boiling water. Keep boiling. Whip the egg mixture until it becomes quite firm and creamy. When it reaches this stage, turn the heat down and fold in the gelatin. Turn off stove.
Beat the egg whites very stiff and combine with remaining ½ cup sugar. Then fold this into the yolk mixture. Pour the filing into a baked pie shell and set in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Whip cream until stiff and spread over the top of the pie just before serving.