Food52 says it best: “A sweet-salty twist on a classic North Carolina lemon pie that's as lazy and beachy as summer should be.” And yes, it can be made in the microwave! This recipe was adapted from Food52’s Atlantic Beach Pie by Bill Smith.
All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk (about ½ cup + 2 tablespoons)
2 large egg yolks
¼ cup (60ml) lemon or lime juice
Fresh whipped cream, for serving
Coarse sea salt, for garnish
Lemon or lime slices, for garnish
Place the butter in the Anyday dish and microwave until fully melted, about 30 seconds.
Add the cracker crumbs and sugar and mix well. Make the crust by pressing the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish.
In a separate bowl, whisk the condensed milk, egg yolks and lemon or lime juice until smooth. Pour mixture into the dish over the crust.
Cook uncovered in the microwave at Power Level 5
Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels.
Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.
For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.
Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:
PL 10 = 100% = High (default)
PL 9 = 90% = High
PL 8 = 80% = Med-High
PL 7 = 70% = Med-High
PL 6 = 60% = Medium
PL 5 = 50% = Medium
PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low
PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low
PL 2 = 20% = Low
PL 1 = 10% = Low
You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.
for 7-8minutes. The pie will look shiny and slightly jiggly. Don’t worry if it has a few cracks!
Cool completely in the fridge for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Top with whipped cream, salt and extra citrus for garnish.