Lemon Custard Pie with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

With the holiday season approaching, you’ll begin to start seeing lots of new seasonal foods on the shelves.   This year, Oreo has brought you a new flavor of cookies; Gingerbread.   Sometimes seasonal foods lack enough spice to give you a full flavor but these Gingerbread Oreo cookies were not lacking in flavor at all. They were delicious!!

 

These are great to eat out of the package but I wanted to do something different with them.  I wanted to incorporate them for the holidays and when I think of holidays, I think about pies!  I just needed to figure out what kind of pie would go good with the gingerbread flavoring.   I ultimately decided on a lemon custard.  I really thought the two would compliment each other well.    I used my food processor to grind up the cookies to create the crust and since they have the delicious filling in-between the cookies, I didn’t need to use butter to hold it together.

If you were gonna make a recipe using these cookies, what would you make?

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Lemon Custard with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

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By A Cowboy's Wife Published: October 17, 2012

  • Yield: 1-8inch Shallow Pie
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Ready In: 4 hrs 20 mins

Easy lemon custard with seasonal Oreo gingerbread cookies.

Ingredients

  • 15 Gingerbread Oreo Cookies finely chopped
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tsp lemon zest optional

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, grind up the Oreo cookies until finely chopped; spread in pie plate and press down to form crust.
  2. Whisk eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a double boiler over simmering water until mixed well, then continue to stir until thick, 7-10 minutes.
  3. Drain through a mesh sleeve to remove any lumps. Fold in butter until well incorporated. Mix in lemon zest. Cover curd and chill in the fridge until it has thickened, about 4 hours.

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    Comments

    1. Dora J Crow says

      I was just wondering if I could make the lemon custard alone, without using the crust, as a dessert? I do not think I would like the ginger oreos. It also is past the holiday season, and cannot imagine I could find them anyhow. Daddy does have some regular ginger cookies. I would rather just have lemon curd in a tall glass, maybe add vanilla wafers crushed up as topping.

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