Experience Amish Lemon Pie



There's something about lemon pie that combines that great tart citrus taste with just the right amount of sweetness to make your mouth water and your sweet tooth beg for more.

This is a special recipe used by Amish ladies to make this palate-pleasing pie from scratch - not a pre-packaged tube of filling.

You can use your own favorite recipe for the crust or one of any number of pre made pie crusts available. But if, of course, you want to impress your friends and family that it didn't come from a box - try the pie dough recipe given after the lemon pie filling recipe.

Ingredients:

2 C. boiling water
2 T. cornstarch or clear jel
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
rind of 1/2 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 T. butter

Mix cornstarch and sugar. Slowly add boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add beaten egg yolks, butter, lemon rind and juice. Cook 1 minute. Pour into baked pastry crust. Top with meringue or whipped cream.

Recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. I submitted by Mrs. John A. Weaver.

      Pie Dough

2 1/4 C. lard
2 t. baking powder
1 T. vinegar
1 1/2 t. salt
6 C. flour

Put 1 T. vinegar in 1 C. and fill with hot water. Pour over lard and let stand until soft. Stir in flour (part whole wheat if you wish), baking powder and salt. Set in cold place overnight. Enough for approximately 6 pies.

Pie Dough recipe taken from Cooking With The Horse & Buggy People Vol. I submitted by Mrs. Emma Hershberger.

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