LEMON pie in December? Yes. Winter is actually citrus season here in Southern California, so lemon does in fact make sense! Although, as a native Oregonian, I admit that it’s slightly weird to see bright colored fruit on trees at Christmastime. But I’m not complaining because I lemon is one of my favorite flavors to bake with! Sweet rolls, cake, cookies, pancakes, parfaits…alright, maybe I’m a tiny bit obsessed.
Currently I’m knee-deep in wedding planning craziness. It’s unbelievable how much there is to do and how many decisions there are to make. Like creating a wedding gift registry. It sounds like so much fun to go shopping for any and all of the things you might need or want as a married couple. But for someone like me who is a professional worrier and remarkably indecisive, it’s a very daunting task and hard to even know where to begin.
You don’t normally expect to discover wedding planning answers while making a pie, but that’s exactly what happened to me. Magical pie. As I was squeezing (and squeezing and squeezing) lemons for the needed amount of fresh juice, I realized that a lemon juicer would be really fantastic. But I don’t have one.
I don’t know who our photographer or caterer will be yet, nor have I chosen my wedding dress, but now I at least DO know that the first item I’m registering for is a citrus juicer! Thanks, pie.
You might not have any flashes of inspiration while making this recipe like I did, but I at least hope you enjoy making and eating this lemon pie.
Happy holidays, friends!