Shaker lemon pie filling

Shaker lemon pie filling


Shaker lemon pie filling

Reminiscent of a lemon bar, Shaker lemon pie is tart and sweet. It is a fantastic Thanksgiving pie, and an excellent choice for anyone who loves lemon desserts.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon, lemon dessert, pie, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving pie


  • 2 lemons washed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 9" pie crust


Macerate lemons

  • Peel lemons carefully, removing only the yellow part of the skin. Mince the lemon peel finely and set aside.
  • Remove the pith (white part) entirely from lemons and discard it. Chop the lemons finely, having removed and discarded the seeds. Put in a medium bowl.
  • Add the minced peel and sugar to the bowl. Cover and let sit, refrigerated, 4 hours or overnight.

Make filling, bake pie

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Roll out the pie crust and put in a 9" pan pan.
  • In a bowl, beat the 4 eggs, then add to the lemon mixture.
  • Pour lemon/egg mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean.
  • Serve at room temperature. Can be baked a day ahead of time and stored, covered lightly, at room temperature.


This pie works great baked in our recipe for flaky pie dough with chicken broth