Sweet Tea Pie

Sweet Tea Pie

Ingredients

6 oz cream cheese, softened

2 cups unsalted butter, softened and divided

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons

2 cups sugar

8 large egg yolks

3/4 cup strong steeped orange pekoe tea, cooled

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust:

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1 cup butter until well combined. Add 2 1/2 cup flour and mix until the dough forms a ball. Pat the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Chill until ready to use.

For the filling:

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat 1 cup butter and sugar at medium speed until light. Add the yolks 1 at a time, beating at low speed until well incorporated. Slowly add the tea. Add lemon zest and lemon juice. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the 2 tablespoons flour, cornmeal, and salt and mix well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Bake until set, about 45 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, and then chill for 2 hours before serving.

ORANGE DREAMSICLE CAKE

Orange Dreamsicle Cake

Ingredients

1 Package  Yellow Cake Mix

2 small boxes Orange JELL-O

1 Package  Vanilla Instant Pudding

1 Cup 2% Milk

2 Teaspoon  Vanilla

1 Tub Cool Whip

Directions

Bake the cake as directed in a 9×13″ pan. Let cake cool completely. Poke holes in cooled cake. Mix 1 package orange gelatin dessert with 1 c. boiling water and 1 c. cold water. Pour over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Mix pudding mix with cold milk the other package of orange gelatin dessert and vanilla. Beat by hand with a whisk until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping. Frost the cake with the pudding mixture. These instructions will make a single layered amazing cake that is delicious!

PLEASE NOTE: To get the layered look as in this particular picture – make your cakes in well greased and floured pans – follow baking instructions. I then tip then out onto cooling rack and invert back onto a cookie sheet. Proceed to poke holes and do the jello thing and refrigerate (or put out on the cold enclosed back porch as we do). It is a little tricky to get the layers – but I love our pan lifters to help with this process. (most people use these to take pizza off their grills, but I use it a lot for cakes)! Enjoy! And remember – if your first time doesn’t come out looking quite so perfect — it will still taste amazing!!