Very bitter, and watery afterwards, in spite of baking for 45 minutes, and testing for doneness. There is way too much zest in this recipe. I carefully removed the zest, and finely chopped it, and soaked it for over 24 hours. I followed this recipe exactly as directed-- never been so NOT pleased! Waste of lemons- glad I was NOT able to find the organic lemons. Serving size is 1/12th of a pie... how about 2 Tablespoons, mixed with a cup of vanilla ice-cream..... maybe. I am not sure we will finish the pie- and we NEVER throw anything out, but this was a major disappointment for Thanksgiving dinner.
Shaker-ish Lemon Pie
Marciagreydog Posted: 11/29/13
Lynday Posted: 11/28/13
I followed this recipe to the letter but it was bitter and watery. We had to throw it out. Very disappointed.
Michelle8600 Posted: 11/28/13
My girlfriend's mom has earned the nickname "Pammy Pie" for her reputation of crafting the best pies! She made this pie for Thanksgiving and used home-grown lemons. She followed the directions exactly as written, but somehow it went terribly wrong. She took one bite and screamed that it was awful! I didn't believe her so took a bite myself. WICKED! Seriously, the WORST pie I have ever tried. One bite and I hurled.I've never met a dessert I didn't enjoy until I tried this pie. Way to bitter. It tasted like cough syrup. Her husband also took one bite and said it caused his mucous membranes to over-react and was afraid he was going to have a heart attack. The only good thing about this pie was that it left us more room than we expected to have in the fridge for the rest of our leftovers.
CelisteGibbs Posted: 11/24/13
This came out horribly. I was concerned that I wasn't cutting the strips of rind thinly enough, so I ran it through my food processer to get the rind quite thin. However, it still ended up tasting like chewing lemon rind while eating burnt sugar. Unpleasant. We just ended up throwing it out. No one would eat more than two bites. Huge waste of money since I bought the expensive organic lemons as instructed.