The Shakers are a religious group, whose numbers can be counted on one hand... as prophesied by their early leader Mother Ann Lee. Shaker simplicity is calming for me; I would love to own a Victorian house with an interior of Shaker design. For more about the Shakers, I recommend an older, but wonderful documentary by PBS. Here's Sister Mildred singing:
I had heard about Shaker Lemon Pie... apparently my grandmother made a variation of it, but I don't remember it. Online reviews of the recipes were surprisingly scathing at times. Why would anyone make a lemon pie if they don't like lemons?! I ended up with a recipe from epicurious and some beautiful organic lemons from Just Local Foods. It's not for the faint of lemon-hearted... and even then I'd recommend enjoying it warm with some ice cream.
|Lemons sliced as thinly as possible|
|All that is needed for a Shaker Lemon Pie|
|Ready for the oven|
|Fresh from the oven|
|Warm lemony goodness|