As many of you know, OG is a big pie fan. Cake, not so much. Therefore, I bake him a pie for every special occasion, as well as many non-special ones. I thought I'd share one of his--and my--very favorite recipes.
When we moved from Minnesota to California, one of the things I really wanted was a lemon tree. We bought a small, patio Meyer Lemon tree that has been very happy on our sunny deck. It attracts lots of bees and hummingbirds, who also happily do their thing. The end result is a bumper crop of lemons, so I'm always looking for ways to use them.
I highly recommend this recipe. It's delicious, and as far as I can tell, idiot-proof.
OG's Favorite Meyer Lemon Pie
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3 large eggs
3 3/4 oz. Meyer lemon juice
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend sugar, eggs, and lemon juice in a blender or with a hand mixer about 3 minutes. Pour in melted butter and blend for 30 seconds longer. Pour lemon filling into the unbaked crust. Bake until just set, approximately 30 to 35 minutes. The top may brown lightly. Allow pie to rest until cool and completely set. Top with whipped topping and refrigerate.
Try it. You won't be sorry!