It's always a bittersweet experience to know you are sharing a meal with a friend that you know will be the last for a long while. My good friend Tim is moving all the way to Texas and he requested that I bake for him one last time - how could I say no?! So we looked through ALL of my cookbooks and recipes (yes, I mean all) and he chose a dozen or so recipes he was attracted to. After going through all of them I landed on this sour cream & lemon pudding pie - plenty of sweet to offset the bitterness of saying goodbye!
Everyone at the farewell dinner loved it. To quote our friend Dave upon his first bite, "The feeling I feel right now is overwhelming, like congratulatory. Like when a friend has a baby." Thanks, Dave.
Tim and I have always been really big on food. Almost all of our hangouts revolve around it! He has also been my go-to for any sweet tooth desires, introducing me to the best places in the city to buy macarons, cookies, eclairs...the list goes on! It is crazy to think I won't see Tim for quite some time, but I like to think we shared one last amazing dessert together.
This pie is perfectly sweet with a punch of lemon. It's decadent without being too much. To cut the lemon I put freshly whipped cream on top and to give it a savory touch a balsamic glaze drizzle and a sprinkling of sea salt. As with most goodies I bake, the original recipe for the pie itself came out of Tate's Bake Shop's Baking For Friends (only my favorite baking book ever!). Find the adapted recipe below!
Sour Cream & Lemon Pudding Pie
Adapted from Tate's Bake Shop's Sour Cream Pudding Pie, from Baking For Friends
Prep Time: 20 minutes + overnight resting in the fridge
Cook Time: 20-30 minutes, total
Servings: 8-12 slices
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What was the last treat you shared with a friend?
I'm Ali! Living it up in Brooklyn. I love cooking, baking, crafting, crocheting - you name it! Most of what I cook is healthy for you (and equally delicious) with the occasional "not-healthy" meal (but so worth it). My passion truly lies with inspiring others not only to cook at home but to try new foods in the process!