Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Arizona Sunshine Pie


One of the many wonderful things about
living in Arizona is the plentiful citrus trees.
Just about everyone has either a grapefruit,
lemon, lime or orange tree in their yard.
I have peach, pomegranate and plum (but
that's because I like a challenge). I am
planning to put both a lemon and a lime
in my yard, but until then, I have plenty
of friends with overloaded citrus trees,
looking to off load their abundance onto
me. I say, "Bring it!" There is nothing
as wonderful as home grown fruit fresh
off the tree!


Here is one of my favorite recipes
(my neighbor made it for us and shared
the recipe) Thanks, Linda!


I just love it, because not only is it tasty but it
uses the WHOLE lemon. Yup, rind and all!
Talk about not letting your fruit
go to waste. And even better than
that, it's EASY!


Arizona Sunshine Pie

Ingredients:
1 large lemon
4 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 tspn vanilla
1 ½ cups sugar
1 unbaked piecrust

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut lemon into chunks leaving rind on.
Remove seeds. In a blender or food
processor, blend together lemon,
eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar until
mixture is smooth (should be
very watery). Pour into unbaked
pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for
about 45 minutes. If crust becomes
too brown, cover edges with
foil and finish baking. Serve with
whipped cream!


Now, how often do you get to taste sunshine?
ENJOY!



Jenn McKinlay
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15 comments:

  1. Jenn, this makes me happy just looking at it! What a pretty pie. Makes me hungry and it's not even 6 a.m. here!

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  2. Jenn, beware... I have my sights set on this recipe now. It sounds terrific!

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  3. So simple and sounds wonderful. The perfect pie for a summer picnic.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  4. Jenn, this makes my mouth water. Yum, yum, yum!!!!
    ~Avery

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  5. Oh my, lemon pie is my most favorite pie ever. I can just taste it!! Thanks for sharing. I read "Sprinkle with Murder" yesterday and I loved it--can't wait for book 2.

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  6. Oh, yum. Summer must be close! I love lemon pies.

    ~ Krista

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  7. oh my. This is a "gotta try!" Thank you!

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  8. Thank you, Jenn, for bringing your warm, Arizona sunshine to my Big Apple kitchen! :-)

    ~Cleo
    Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

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  9. Hi! Your Pie looks perfect!! Just the way I like it!!! I have given you an award!! I just linked your site through it. Check it out!!

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  10. I've made this time about six times this winter! Just be careful - the lemons in our neighborhood have thick rinds and we thought the pie made with the whole lemon had a bad bitter aftertaste. So I've been zesting the lemon, then peeling it and using the zest and unpeeled lemon chunks in the pie.
    Now I'm thinking about trying it with limes...

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  11. Thanks, everyone. I have to confess I had three pieces of pie yesterday :-O It was in the 90's, so I needed something refreshing -- that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    Thanks for the award, Mhel! And thanks for the kind words about Sprinkle, Sheila!

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  12. I never would have thought of using the rind in a recipe ... a little bit of peel, yes, but not the bitter, white rind. I may have to give this recipe a call just to get past my fear of citrus rind. :-)

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  13. Ooops, that should be peeled lemon chunks!

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  14. Oh, and Mhel, I LOVE that it's the "Sunshine
    Award"! Perfect for today's post. I'm looking forward to passing it on!

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  15. "Tasting Sunshine" What a perfect description for this pretty pie. I *love* lemon pies and will definitely try this one soon!

    Julie

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