Hey there, fellow pie enthusiasts! Today, I’ve got a lip-smacking treat for you all to sink your teeth into: Shaker Lemon Pie. This delightful dessert has been a beloved classic for generations, and it’s time for you to experience the tangy-sweet goodness yourself!
Let’s Get Started!
But first, feast your eyes on this mouthwatering image of the golden perfection that is Shaker Lemon Pie:
What You’ll Need
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to whip up your very own Shaker Lemon Pie:
- 2 whole lemons
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 double-crust pie dough (store-bought or homemade)
Now, let’s jump into the step-by-step process of creating this tantalizing dessert:
- Start by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C). Prepare your pie dish by lining it with one of the pie dough crusts.
- Wash the lemons thoroughly and pat them dry. Using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer, slice the lemons as thinly as possible, removing any seeds along the way.
- In a large bowl, combine the lemon slices and sugar. Toss them together gently, ensuring that the lemon slices are evenly coated with sugar. Let this mixture sit for about an hour to allow the lemon juice to release and mingle with the sugar.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until well combined. Add the beaten eggs, salt, and melted butter to the bowl containing the sugared lemon slices. Mix everything together until fully incorporated.
- Pour the lemon filling into the prepared pie dish, smoothing it out evenly.
- Cover the pie with the second pie dough crust, sealing and crimping the edges. Don’t forget to create a few vent holes on top to allow steam to escape.
- Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and continue baking for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown and the filling is set.
- Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Voila! Your homemade Shaker Lemon Pie is now ready to dazzle your taste buds and impress your loved ones. Trust me; this pie is a slice of heaven that deserves a special place in your dessert repertoire!
So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let the citrusy magic unfold in your kitchen. You won’t regret it. Happy baking!
Image Credits: Delicious looking Shaker Lemon Pie photographed by Tish Boyle from her blog “Sweet Dreams: Ohio Shaker Lemon Pie”.