Baked Cranberry Lemon Pie
4 oz GINGERSNAP COOKIES
1 cup PECANS
4 Tbsp UNSALTED BUTTER, MELTED
3 Tbsp LIGHT BROWN SUGAR
When ready to cook, start the Z Grill grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
For the cookie crust: Pulse cookies in a food processor until very finely ground. Add pecans; pulse until finely ground. Add butter and brown sugar and pulse to combine.
Transfer to adeep 9” pie dish. Using a measuring cup, press cookie crust firmly onto bottom and up sides of dish.
Bake until firm and slightly darkened in color, about 10-15 minutes. If crust slides down on the sides, gently press back up. Let cool.
Increase the grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
For the filling:Combine 12 oz cranberries, 1 cup granulated sugarand 1/2cup water in large saucepan and place directly on the grill grate. Cook until cranberries burst and most of the liquid evaporates, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool. Purée in a blender until very smooth.
Cook purée, eggs, egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and 1/2cup sugar in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (bowl should not touch the water). Stirwith a rubber spatula and scrape down sides of the bowl often, until curd thickens and coats spatula, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool until just warm.
Using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the curd, adding butter a piece at a time and incorporating after each addition, until curd looks lighter in color and texture, about 5 minutes.
Scrape mixture into the crust and chill until firm, about 2 hours.
Toss remaining cranberries with sugar. Top pie with sugared cranberries andserve with whipped cream. Enjoy!
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