We are deep into lemon season here in California (it lasts until about May) and our trees are bowing under the weight of all the beautiful, bright citrus prime for the picking. What to do with so many lemons? Make the best lemon pie of your life of course!
A while ago I heard about a lemon pie, a North Carolina lemon pie, that changed my life. Well not really but I wanted to get your attention. It is that good. “A North Carolina Pie That Elicits an ‘Oh My God’ Response” ran on NPR’s All Things Considered’s Found Recipes series courtesy of Katie Workman, who is fab. She says the Atlantic Beach Lemon Pie from Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC, is the best pie she’s ever had. Crook’s Corner Chef Bill Smith calls it the easiest recipe in the world.
You do not have to tell me twice. Even Rancho La Zaca Chef Stephanie Valentine loves it, which is saying something. So check the recipe on my site and grab those lemons!