Sunday, March 13, 2016

Easy Lemon Pie!

I love lemon, like my mom and sister!  And, this pie is the easiest I've ever made to satisfy that addiction.

It's a recipe I came across in the latest Hannah Swensen Mystery series by Joanne Fluke--Wedding Cake Murder.  I just bought this latest installment and there it was--"Easy Lemon Pie."  I thought, for Sunday dinner, this would definitely be a wonderful dessert.

Easy Lemon Pie
1 9-inch pie crust, preferably homemade (check out my No-Fail Pie Crust recipe)
1 whole medium-sized Lemon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350F-degrees.  Roll out the pie dough and put in in a 9-inch pie pan.  Crimp the edges.

Cut the tough ends off the lemon.
Then, cut the lemon in half and each half into 4 slices.  (Should look like wagon wheels!) Remove all seeds.
Place all 8 seedless slices in a blender, food processor, or VitaMix.  Turn it on and process the lemon slices until they are mush! (Best describes what it should look like.)
Add the melted butter and sugar and mix quickly.  While the appliance is running, crack the eggs, one at a time and add through the top.  Blend until it is a homogenous "mush."
Pour into the prepared pie crust and place on a pan.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the mixture turns solid and the top is brown.

Remove pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  Once it is cooled, serve with whipped cream, fruit, or Creme Fraiche or a combination.  Pie should be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated.

This has been a busy Sunday--lots of recipes coming in the next few days.  Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. This lemon pie sounds interesting with the whole lemon mushed--it must be deliciously lemony. Yum. xoxo ♥

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  2. That sounds almost puckery. I love some of those Hannah Swenson recipes...I have one for Boggles...a cranberry cookie...that we love around here.

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    1. Not too tart! Oh so good with berries!

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  3. you know me...I'm a lemon desert person so this is for me. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  4. I can't wait to try this. I love anything lemon.

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  5. This does look good and I love those books also. I need to read her latest!
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. I'm anxious to see if Hannah will really get married! And, the pie is wonderful.

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  6. This looks so good! If only I could make a pretty pie crust!

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    1. Oh, you can make a pretty pie crust! But who cares, cover it with whipped cream or berries and no one will notice!!

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  7. My mouth is watering...Susan. That pie crust is so perfectly done.

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  8. I love, love, love it! Lemon pie...nothing better!

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  9. I posted your last post about crumpets on the Face Book page AFternoon Tea Across America and they loved it. Your pie looks wonderful too!

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  10. I love lemon too! It was my Dad's favorite, so I often made him a special lemon pie for his birthday or father's day!

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    1. My dad loved the lemon meringue pie my mom made...he would have love this one too!

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  11. The lemon pie looks terrific, especially the crust. I can't wait to try it. My son loves lemon. Thanks for sharing.

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