The recipe for this sweet-tart, sunny pie with its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like filling, is a specialty of the Ohio branch of the Shaker community.

Shaker Lemon Pie

The recipe for this sweet-tart, sunny pie with its flaky, buttery crust and marmalade-like filling, is a specialty of the Ohio branch of the Shaker community.

This uncomplicated lemon pie is a variation of one attributed to the Shakers, a religious community best known for their simple living philosophy and exquisitely designed furniture. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

This uncomplicated lemon pie is a variation of one attributed to the Shakers, a religious community best known for their simple living philosophy and exquisitely designed furniture. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

Mini Shaker Lemon Pies

Mini Shaker Lemon Pies

This Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe is made up of thinly sliced lemons cut until they are almost transparent and soaked in sugar for a tangy finish.

This Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe is made up of thinly sliced lemons cut until they are almost transparent and soaked in sugar for a tangy finish.

paper-thin meyer slices for a shaker lemon pie by smitten kitchen, http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/04/shaker-lemon-pie/#

paper-thin meyer slices for a shaker lemon pie by smitten kitchen, http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/04/shaker-lemon-pie/#

Shaker Lemon Pie ~  I had this pie when I visited the Shaker Village in Kentucky.  They called it Chess pie.  I'd never heard of it before, then I was told it was a lemon pie.  Very good and really sweet.

Shaker Lemon Pie ~ I had this pie when I visited the Shaker Village in Kentucky. They called it Chess pie. I'd never heard of it before, then I was told it was a lemon pie. Very good and really sweet.

The keys to perfecting the filling in this simple, three-ingredient pie are slicing the lemon slices ultra-thin and leaving them to macerate with sugar overnight. The result is tart, yet light and never bitter.Recipe: Shaker Lemon Pie

The keys to perfecting the filling in this simple, three-ingredient pie are slicing the lemon slices ultra-thin and leaving them to macerate with sugar overnight. The result is tart, yet light and never bitter.Recipe: Shaker Lemon Pie

Shaker Lemon Pie recipe

Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe

Bake Martha Stewart's shaker lemon pie recipe from Martha Bakes on PBS Food.

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