Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pie week: The finale

Last night, I made an early summer favorite: lemon tart with lavender ice cream.

Thus ends Pie Week (although we still have some pie left).


Kristin said...

I'd love recipes, but I'll settle for an answer to the following question:

did you make the lavender ice cream or do your grocery stores on the opposite coast carry such wondrous creations? Down here in South Florida, we're lucky to find pistachio in the regular grocery store.

Joannie said...

I made it, and it's really easy.

Heat 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and 1 1/2 cups half & half, along with 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of honey, until it begins to boil. Remove it from the heat, and add 10-12 fresh lavender spears (just the flower part, not the long stem) and add a little vanilla. Cover it, and let it rest for 30 minutes. Strain it and chill it (it needs to get really chilled). Then freeze it/churn it in your ice cream maker.

Kristin said...

Thanks for the info--I plan to try your recipe this summer.

Penultimatina said...

Good golly---I don't even like pie, and I'm about ready to eat my laptop screen.

I think I may like pie. Or your pies, Joannie.