Ohio Shaker Lemon Pie

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I found this recipe when I was looking for a post for my personal blog.  I received a few requests for the recipe, so here it is.  Smile  Doesn’t it look delicious?  I can’t vouch for it personally … yet.  Give me time though!  If you decide to make it, please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Here’s where I found the recipe and picture:
Bounteous bites: Ohio Shaker lemon pie: A whole lot of lemon and a little bit more.

Ohio Shaker lemon pie
(adapted from
Epicurious)
300-400 g pâte brisée (a fancy way of saying pie dough; the Epicurious link above has a recipe for that)
2 lemons
4 dl sugar (1 ¾ cups)
4 big eggs
1/4 tsp salt

  1. Blanch the lemons for 30 seconds in a large saucepan of boiling water, then drain them and rinse under cold water.
  2. Cut off the ends of the lemons, discarding them and then cut the lemons cross-wise into paper-thin slices (I used an electrical slicer, but a lot of patience and a sharp knife can complete the mission, too). Remove the seeds.
  3. Put the lemon slices into a bowl, trying to collect all the juice that has flown out of them. Cover with sugar and let the mixture stand for one whole day, stirring after the 1st hour.
  4. Next day roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface and fit it into a 22-24 cm (8-9 in) pie plate, leaving an overhang.
  5. Remove the lemon slices from the liquid that has formed to the bowl and arrange them in the pie shell.
  6. Add the eggs and salt to the sugar, whisk until combined well and pour the mixture over the lemon slices.
  7. Roll out the remaining dough so that it would also leave an overhang. Cover the pie with it and fold the overhang under the bottom crust, pressing the edge to seal it.
  8. Cut slits in the crust with a sharp knife, forming steam vents, and bake for 35 minutes in the middle of the oven at 220C (425°F).
  9. Reduce temperature to 175C (350°F) and bake for 20-25 minutes more, or until the crust is golden.
  10. Let the pie cool and serve it at room temperature. I’d definitely say a heap of ice cream is a must!

The Cake Without a Name

I got this recipe when I turned 13 and it has been a favorite of mine ever since.  It’s very rich, and since it’s a chilled dessert, it’s wonderful on those warm summer nights.

Of course, it’s also wonderful on those winter nights too, with a cup of hot coffee or chocolate.  🙂

Begin the day before as this needs to chill overnight and you’ll need time to cool the crust also.

You will need:

  • 13×9 glass pan

Layer 1:

  • 1 c. flour
    ½c margarine or butter
    1 c. chopped pecans – or any nuts but walnuts aren’t very good in this recipe, and neither are peanuts.  An almond/pecan mix is pretty good, and my husband thinks hazelnuts might be good too.

Layer 2:

  • 1 c. sugar
    8 oz. cream cheese
    (half of) 1 lg container of Cool Whip (12 or 16 oz)

Layer 3:

  • 1 lg pkg Jell-o instant chocolate pudding
    1 lg pkg Jell-o instant vanilla pudding
    3 c. milk

Layer 4:

  • remaining half of Cool Whip
    Hershey chocolate bar, plain

To begin:

Layer 1

  • Preheat your over to 350° – this is the only baking you will do for this recipe.
  • If you have a food processor you can use that, or a hand mixer will work great too.  Mix the nuts, butter, and flour to a paste.  It will be lumpy because of the nuts, you’re not looking for nut dust or anything.  Press this mix evenly into the bottom of the cake pan and bake for 20 min.  Allow to cool completely before adding the other layers.

Layer 2

  • Cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and half of the Cool Whip.  Pour onto the cooled crust and spread evenly.

Layer 3

  • Don’t begin this step until you are ready.  If you make it too far in advance, the pudding will set and be very difficult to spread over the previous layer.
  • Combine the pudding mixes with the milk and mix.  Don’t follow the box directions, just pour the dry mixes into a lg bowl, add the milk and mix together.  Before it sets, pour it over the cream cheese layer, and smooth it out evenly.  Allow to set.  Since it’s instant pudding, this will only take a few minutes.  When it’s chilled, go on to the next step.

Layer 4

  • Spread the remaining half of the Cool Whip over the pudding layer.
  • Chill overnight in the fridge.  Just before serving, you can grate (part of) a plain Hershey bar over the top to make little chocolate curls for decoration, or you can add sprinkles of some type but keep in mind they will probably bleed into the topping after a while.  If that is important to you.
  • Now, eat and gain weight.  :)

If you can think of a name for this, let me know!  I was thinking Chocolate Snow Pie, but I’m no good with such things.  :)

 

posted by DarcsFalcon