A couple weeks ago, I'd never heard of Shaker lemon pie. Then I was looking through a book about pies, aptly titled Pie, Pie, Pie, and there it was: a pie formerly unbeknownst to me made of lemons, thinly sliced, macerated in sugar, and baked in a shell. I could not stop thinking about it, even after returning the book. I googled it. There were recipes all over the web for this pie made of whole lemons, peel and all, invented by the Shakers, a people who did not waste.
I used this recipe, because a) it was simple and b) it was essentially the same as the one in the Pie book.
Stepping out of my comfort zone, I took the risk of inviting friends over to eat an untested recipe with us yesterday evening. Delicious! Good pie and good company - what could be better?
The photo of the 3/4 eaten pie is, admittedly, not appealing. It tasted far better than it looked at that point.