My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shaker Lemon Pie

I was reading one of my favorite blogs yesterday, Octoberfarm, and realized that Jaz had gotten a bad recipe for Shaker Lemon Pie. This really is a wonderful pie and since I love she and Teddy so much I felt it was my duty to provide them with a really good recipe, she would do the same for me. And she might share her new pie crust recipe with us.

The whole secret here is lemons with thin skins, which reduces the amount of pith (the white stuff), and mandoline thin lemon slices.

This recipe is over a hundred years old.

Shaker Lemon Pie
6-8 slices
print recipe

2 large lemons
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, well beaten

Slice unpeeled lemons paper thin. Remove seeds, add sugar, and mix well. Let stand 2 hours or a little longer, stirring occasionally. Thoroughly blend beaten eggs into the lemon mixture. Turn into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell, arranging lemon slices evenly. Cover with a vented top crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake 20 minutes longer or until a silver knife inserted near the edge comes out clean. Cool before serving.


  1. oh wow...thanks! my lemons had a lot of pith and that is surely why it was so bitter. thanks so much for posting this. i will post my new pie crust recipe. i am making it either later today or tomorrow so it will be up soon. just a little referenced me as winterfarm and though that is a really nice name i am octoberfarm! hehe!!!

  2. my first time here via octoberfarm....

    and do i love it here...was a great blog..everything I LOVE !!!! you had me right off the bat on that donkey header...and all these wonderful old recipes...i know your blog will be a favorite of mine...

    so happy to find you today

    kary and teddy

  3. Jaz, I am so sorry, I know better than that. I fixed it. One of those senior moments.

  4. hi HAPPY to see you at Farmhouse....

    i have a new friend....and i am so Happy about that...

    happy, sweet, summery saturday

    kary and teddy


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