One thing that is awesome about California is Meyer lemons. You can grow them in much of the state in one's garden or a pot on the patio. They produce fruit year round. So, summer lemonade or pie most any time.
A favorite in our house is a Shaker Lemon Pie.
So, here goes the recipe.
Prepare your favorite flaky pastry and prepare a 9 inch bottom crust and refrigerate until you've prepared the filling. You can roll out and keep top crust in fridge, too.
Prepare macerated lemons by first removing the zest from 2-3 lemons with grater and set aside.
Then slice the lemons very thinly, removing the seeds.
Combine the zest, lemon slices, 2 cups of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a glass or stainless bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let sit on counter for several hours or to next day. Stir mixture occasionally. When soft and macerated proceed to next steps.
Preheat your oven to 425.
Prepare filling by whisking 4 large eggs, add in 4 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of flour. Then stir in the macerated lemon mix.
Put filling in bottom crust, dampen edges of bottom crust and place top crust. Crimp pie edges with floured fork tines. Cut steam vents in top crust.
Bake the pie for 30 minutes.Reduce the temperature to 350 and cook about 25 minutes more. Cool on rack.
May be refrigerated but serve at room temperature.
Even if you do not live in California, nor have Shaker roots like our family, give this recipe a try!
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