Saturday, February 27, 2010

A slice of lemon heaven

This is not your mother's lemon pie. It's not lemon meringue (blech). It's a lemon custard. Think lemon curd with a crust. Mmmm...

This is my most requested recipe, so it seems a good inaugural blog post.

This pie is easy to make. Well, after you separate the good lemon from the pith, this is an easy pie to make.

As you separate the good lemon from the bad lemon you may have doubts about this being worth all the effort. It is. If you make this pie for someone you love, you must make an effort to think loving thoughts while you deal with the lemons. That way you will be putting love in the pie, and not curses.

Scintillating Lemon Pie (adapted from Elsah Landing Restaurant Cookbook)

Pastry for two 2 crust pie - divide, prepare bottom shell

Roll out and cut circle for top, place on cookie sheet, cut into many small thin slices, and sprinkle with:
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Bake top in oven @400 degrees for ~7 min. (until baked liked a just-done cookie)

Cream together:
1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons flour

Mix in:
3 lemons (prepared as described in this post)
3 eggs (4 if they're very small)

Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for ~30 min. (or 375 convection oven for 30min). Check pie by jiggling, should be "set" and possibly slightly brown.

Gently slip top slices on to pie, bake for another 5-10 min. Filling should be firm.

Serve only to people who are worthy and loved.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to make this pie, April! Lemon or lime ANYTHING is our family's favorite...this is on my "to do" list for Sunday, which is NOW designated as Pie Day. =P