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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Lemon Almond Pie

This past week my lovely friend Mia from Mia's Domain posted a recipe for a almond lemon cake and the next day my other lovely friend Ally from What's For Dinner? Ally's Kitchen recreated Mia's recipe. The thought of lemons and almonds have been in my mind every day since...
I woke this morning trying to remember the wonderful dream i had about this amazing dessert i couldn't stop eating, it tasted a mixture of an oatmeal cookie with almonds and lemon. I could almost smell it. So i had to make something that would replicate my "dream" dessert, and i think i got pretty close to it!
Oatmeal cookie crust, topped with frangipane and then topped with lemon curd!
For the lemon curd click on link below, you can make the lemon curd ahead as it will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks. I used half the recipe and saved the rest in a jar in the fridge for later use. If making lemon curd ahead, place jar in a bowl of warm water to loosen it a bit, so you can pour it over frangipane.
Thanks Mia and Ally for the inspiration!  Enjoy!

3/4 cup steel cut oats
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup crushed graham crackers
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup ground almond meal
1/4 cup demerara sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almon extract
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Lemon Curd

Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix all the crust ingredients together and press them on bottom and sides of a 9inch pie dish.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Mix all frangipane ingredients until smooth. Pour over pie crust and smooth it out with a spatula. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
Make the lemon curd and pour over frangipane ( i used half the lemon curd recipe and saved the other half in the fridge). Sprinkle lemon zest over it and cover with plastic film. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


  1. Love that you did this in a pie...creamy and smooth...I will be making! xoxo Ally