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Old 07-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Mayo substituted for eggs in pies?

I've successfully subbed out mayo for eggs in casseroles and such but is that possible in, oh, say a lemon meringue pie filling? Normally I don't skimp on ingredients but it's day before pay day. Wallet is lean today. Actually it's downright skinny. So, opinions, advice? Is something like that a possibility? Or maybe ice cream in place of egg yolks. Extra cornstarch for thickening & ice cream melted down for creaminess or evaporated milk?

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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The cornstarch should be okay. Have any tapioca? Or gelatin. Either might give it that satin texture. Not going to be a meringue pie, of course, or you'd have the eggs yolks you need. Just dust the top with powdered sugar. All pie is good.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Spring for 1/2 dozen eggs. It's a high nutrition to cost ratio food.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Okay, this is what I did. I used my lemon meringue pie filling recipe and when it was time for the egg yolks instead I added a can of sweetened condensed milk. THEN - I added 4 cups of fresh blueberries. This gave me 2 delicious lemon blueberry pies.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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Okay, this is what I did. I used my lemon meringue pie filling recipe and when it was time for the egg yolks instead I added a can of sweetened condensed milk. THEN - I added 4 cups of fresh blueberries. This gave me 2 delicious lemon blueberry pies.
Oh, thank goodness, FA! No mayo in your pies! Whew. Glad they turned out so well!
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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Spring for 1/2 dozen eggs. It's a high nutrition to cost ratio food.
Thanks & I agree. Eggs are cheap & nutritional, however I am on a tight budget & could not afford to waste the gas nor to purchase a half carton of eggs. I have to get by sometimes & use what I have on hand. The eggs I thought I had on hand were way beyond out of date. But it's all good.:-) my experiment was delicious.
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