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Shaker Citrus Pie

This Shaker-style pie uses the whole fruit, rind and all. To get the best flavor, choose lemons and oranges with very thin skin.

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 2 thin-skinned or juice medium-sized oranges, washed
  • 1 lemon, washed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1/2 recipe Pate Brisee (Pie Dough) Pate Brisee
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Cranberry Compote

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut oranges and lemon into paper-thin slices, and remove the seeds. Cut all but 4 slices of the lemon and 4 slices of the orange into eighths. Place the rings and slices into a plastic container; add sugar, mix gently, and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Step 2

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick; drape over a 10-inch pie pan. Create decorative edge as desired. Refrigerate 30 minutes, or until chilled.

  3. Step 3

    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drain fruit, reserving syrup. Separate whole slices from cut pieces, and set aside.

  4. Step 4

    Combine whole eggs and citrus syrup in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium high until pale yellow and fluffy, 5 minutes. Remove from mixer; stir in orange and lemon eighths. Pour into shell; top with reserved fruit slices.

  5. Step 5

    In a small bowl, mix egg yolk and cream. Using a pastry brush, gently brush dough edges with egg-yolk mixture. Place pie on a baking sheet; bake 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees. continue to bake 35 to 40 minutes more, until pie is set. Let cool completely on a wire rack, 2 to 3 hours. Serve with compote.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 1996

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