Tennessee Front Porch Watermelon Pie!


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This is a wonderful “Country Dessert” right after a meal like Chicken and Dumplin's or Country Fried Steak… Heck… As far as I am concerned, I could eat this dessert after ANY meal! Honestly... It is a nice, fluffy sweet pie that really looks and tastes wonderful!

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Knoxville, Tennessee


  • 1 1/3 C. graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 2/3 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 lg. watermelon
  • 2 envelopes gelatin
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C. heavy cream, whipped

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Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sugar, and butter. Press over bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Chill.

Extract 2 1/2 cups juice form watermelon by cutting watermelon into cubes and pressing through a strainer to remove seeds and membrane. Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup melon juice in a medium saucepan. Place over low heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes or until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in 1/3 cup sugar, salt, remaining watermelon juice, and lemon juice. Chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until very stiff. Fold with cream into watermelon mixture and turn into shell. Chill several hours or until set.

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