Shaker Lemon Pie

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Appears in Cook's Country April​/May 2008, Cook's Country TV

This simple recipe mixes lemon slices, sugar, and eggs to form a custardy filling. But unless you macerate the lemon slices for 24 hours, the pie turns out bitter. Could we speed up this recipe for modern times?

SERVES8

TIME1¼ hours, plus 30 minutes chilling and 1 hour cooling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Most Shaker lemon pie recipes mix lemon slices—peel and all—with sugar and eggs to form a custardy filling. But unless we macerated the lemon slices for 24 hours, the pie turned out bitter. We wanted to speed up this recipe for modern times...

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