I came from a large extended family. We used to have big family get-togethers for the holidays. Thanksgiving was one of my favorite. My mother was a wonderful cook, but she had little patience with me helping. So, most of my cooking experience was hard won after I married. But, there was one thing that she taught me to make, that became the “thing” I always made for our dinners. Lemon Cream Pie, it was the favorite of my Uncle Sarge. He was really my mother’s uncle and my great uncle, but I didn’t care. He was the only one in my family that picked me as his favorite, so I was smitten with him.

Uncle Sarge loved my lemon pie. So, it became my tradition to make one especially for him. This year my little lemon tree grew four lemons, so I decided to make lemon pies. I thought of Uncle Sarge and Aunt Dewey all week once I decided to make lemon pies. They are both gone now, but still very much in my thoughts this Thanksgiving. So, here is my pie making progress. If you would like my recipe, sign up for my newsletter and I will send it to you!

lemons in basket

Gathered ingredients

lemon zest

Zesting Lemon

juicing lemon

Juicing Lemon

pie filling

Mixing filling

sliced lemon

Slicing juicing lemons

pie in oven

In the oven to bake

lemon pie

Close up of Lemon Cream Pie

pies cooling

Pies cooling

lemons on tree

Home grown Lemons