Idiot-Proof Citrus Pie


Recipe courtesy of Jyl Benson, Louisiana Kitchen and Culture

Serves 8

  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large Meyer lemon or 1 medium Louisiana navel orange, washed and cut into 8 pieces, skin and all
  • 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 store-bought tarte shell

Idiot-Proof Citrus Pie

Idiot-Proof Citrus Pie

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Heat oven to 350˚F.

Put all ingredients except tart shell into a blender or food processor and process for 3 to 4 minutes until the ingredients are liquefied.
Pour into tart shell. Bake until pie is set and golden,  approximately 40 minutes.

Cool before serving. Serve with whipped cream if desired. 

Note: A fine, applause worthy pie even the most challenged baker can master. For best results use a pie crust that comes in a roll and press it into a tarte shell with a removeable bottom. If that sounds too daunting any old pie crust will do. With skills that limited, they'll be impressed that you tried at all!

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