Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

Gourmet November 1993 Note if you are seeking another recipe, it is not here. Google the name of the other recipe and I bet it shows up. The reviews are NOT for this one. Also click my name. Go to my homepage. Read the directions [wink]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blanch the lemons for 30 seconds then drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Trim the ends of the lemons, toss them, cut the lemons crosswise into paper-thin slices. In a bowl cover the lemon slices with the sugar and let the mixture stand, stirring once after 1 hour, for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F Remove the lemon slices from the sugar and arrange them in the shell. Add the eggs and salt to the sugar, whisk the mixture until it is combined well, and pour it over the lemon slices.
  4. Cut slits in the crust with a sharp knife, forming steam vents, and bake the pie in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Reduce the temperature to 350°F and bake the pie for 20 to 25 minutes more, or until the crust is golden. Let the pie cool on a rack and serve it warm at room temperature.
  6. You might want to do a search engine search for the other pie if you bookmarked it.


Most Helpful

I have had this on my to make list for two years! Excellent but somewhat sweet. I am not a very experienced baker and am incapable of multi tasking so this took a long time for me to prepare and the kitchen looked like a cyclone had passed through it. I was scared of cooking the egg and I stirred forever over a very low heat. But that was just my inexperience and I think it turned out just the way it was supposed to. (Much to my surprise because I just didn't think I could do it without a double boiler!) I did stray a bit and use a graham crust. Oh yes... and for me 11 key limes made the 1/3 cup juice needed. This recipe is a worthy legacy. I didn't know Jessie but I will never forget him. RIP Jessie.

Pot Scrubber October 14, 2006

This review was written for the original recipe posted here for Jessie's Heirloom Key Lime Pie. Not for "Ohio Shaker Lemon Pie". The flavor is exceptional and does not have the creamy texture of most other key lime pies I have had in the past. Very easy to prepare with wonderful results. I will recommend this to anyone looking for a great key lime pie recipe. Thank you philocrates, for sharing Jessie's story and his heirloom recipe.

Bev March 03, 2008

This review isn't for The Ohio Shaker Lemon Pie recipe :( It is for the one called Jessie's Heirloom Lime Pie Google it :) it is worth it. I made this recently and it was so yummy, it disappeared so quickly, I can't wait to make it again!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could. Followed directions exactly as printed, wouldn't change a thing.

Aussie mum 2_2 December 10, 2007

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