Thinly sliced lemons are coated in sugar and allowed to sweeten before they are combined with beaten eggs and arranged in layers in a pie shell. The top crust is popped on and the pie is slipped into the oven to bake.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3 lemons, thinly sliced
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Slice lemons as thin as possible, leaving on the rind. Combine with sugar; mix well. Let stand at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Beat the eggs well, and add to lemon mixture; mix well. Place in a 9-inch pie shell, arranging the lemon slices evenly. Cover with top crust. Cut slits near center.
Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 12 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake for about 20 minute more, or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool before serving.