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Sliced Lemon Pie


This is what the Old West bakers adapted from an old Shaker recipe from Ohio. This is a quite tart dessert.


  • 5 large lemons
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 eggs, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Skin and remove all white from lemons. Slice thin, remove seeds, and mix with sugar and salt. Let stand for at least 2 hours.
  3. Add beaten eggs to lemons and mix very well. Pour into a prepared 8-inch pie crust. Cover with top crust and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
  4. Cool on a wire rack. This texture will be considerably coarser than a modern lemon pie.
  5. Cool in the refrigerator and serve in small slices.


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