This pie is one of my favorites. I love lemon, but I often find that most lemon pies are much too sweet for my tastes. This pie has an excellent balance of sweet and tart. I've made it several times now, and it usually comes out creamy and delicious. However, you may want to run the filling through a food processor/blender as recommended by one reviewer since the membranes of the lemons can interfere with the texture of the filling.
think I ate the whole pie by myself in 3 days; I couldn't stop! I used the zest from 3 lemons which ended up being about 1/4 a cup, and everything was perfect. The chopped up lemons worried me at first because of texture issues that I have, but they added character to the pie and tasted fantastic! love, love, love it!
Best lemon pie I've ever had. I didn't worry about getting the exact amount of zest called for (1/2 cup). I just zested the three lemons. My pie had great consistency (creamier than a lemon bar). I did blend the lemons with my stick blender before adding the eggs so it would be a little smoother. It has great tart lemon flavor.
Very good, especially on second try after I learned two things: 1) Need to zest FIVE lemons to get one cup of zest. 2) Does not need to be cooked nearly as long as it said, so keep checking on it while it is cooking.