Monday, March 12, 2012

Pie Day Preparation


March 14 is Pi Day in these parts. My family celebrates it as Pie Day, because mmmm, pie. The past few years we've gone out to a bakery for pie, but this year, I am going to make one at home. I let the children choose the recipe from my recipe collection, and they selected one I have never tried: Lemon Blender Pie. Here is the recipe, in case you want to celebrate Pie Day at your house, too.

Lemon Blender Pie

1 medium lemon
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
10 T butter, melted
1 (9-inch) deep dish pie crust, unbaked

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Wash the lemon, leaving the peel on; cut into small pieces. Remove and discard the seeds. Place the lemon pieces in a blender, add eggs, sugar, and butter. Process well on high speed. Pour into unbaked pie shell and place on baking sheet.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Remove and cool on rack. No meringue is needed because in baking, it forms its own light crust on top.

We shall see how that turns out!

We had our first truly spring-like day yesterday, with clear skies, sunshine, warm temperatures, and no wind. I like to use that first beautiful day in March to go outside and cut back the ornamental grass, the lavender, and the Russian Sage. I did yard work for two hours yesterday, and when I was done, I felt sweaty and dirty and tired. Lovely! As of now, Wednesday (Pie Day) is forecast to be clear and in the low 70s. If that is indeed the weather we get, it shall be a beautiful day for Lemon Pie!