Swedish magazine Lantliv and a pie from the lemon tree

January 26, 2014

Friends, I have news! I will be contributing the food portion for a blog in the Swedish Magazine Lantliv http://www.lantliv.com/category/bloggar/anna-huerta/. The recipes will be in Swedish and there are three posts already! And make sure to check out my fellow bloggers Leija Kortesaari, Victoria Skoglund and Bella Linde all very interesting in their different fields http://www.lantliv.com/bloggar/
Under the Almond Tree will continue to be published in English. My hope is that you will continue to follow our posts whether you choose the Swedish version at Lantliv or Under the Almond Tree.

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This week’s post is from our garden, home to an amazing lemon tree. The name for this tree is Limone Lunare. Upon the full moon, it makes new lemons. Picking the fruits releases their perfume, a magical scent, fresh and sweet at the same time. The tree provides us with fruit year round, but during the hottest summer months when rain is in short supply it adjusts its production accordingly. Late January through April the tree is full of yellow lemons. I have a weakness for all sweets and desserts made with lemon. The first time I ever tasted this lemon pie was after a dinner served by my friend Sara, a master of desserts and baked goods. She generously gave me her recipe. Over the years and many pies, I have changed it a little bit by adding more lemon cream and including some vanilla to the crust.
10 years later, this pie remains a favorite to all. Enjoy!

Lemon pie

9 Inch ( 24 cm) cake tin
Serves 8 portions

Pie crust
7 Oz (200 grams) butter
1 1/4 Cup ( 3 dl) All-purpose flour
5 Tablespoon caster sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla powder or other vanilla extract
Lemon cream
6 Eggs (room temperature)
1 1/2 Cup (3.75 dl) caster sugar
1/2 Cup (1.2 dl) sifted flour
1 Cup ( 2.4 dl) fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) degrees.
Melt the butter over low to medium heat on the stove.
In a bowl mix the flour, sugar and vanilla sugar.
Pour the butter over the flour mixture and stir to a smooth dough .
Place the dough into the cake tin. Using your fingers, make a thin crust by pushing the dough evenly across the cake tin as well as up a bit on sides of the tin.
When finished, place the tin to rest for 10-15 minutes in the fridge. (this will allow the butter to harden when baking the crust the butter melts creating steam and making the crust flaky.)
Place the pie crust on the lower rack in the oven bake pie crust at 400 degrees F (200 C) for about 7-8 minutes remove and allow to cool.

In a bowl, whisk sugar and eggs to soft peaks, sift the flour into the bowl slowly alternating with whisking to make smooth batter, last add in the lemon juice.
Fill the crust with the lemon cream and bake for 10 minutes on the lowest rack in the oven.
Let pie cool before serving, this allows the cream to sit and gel a little bit.
Serve with whipped cream .

lemon pie-CF013257Plate from Anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.eu/anthro/index.jsp


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4 comments on “Swedish magazine Lantliv and a pie from the lemon tree

  1. Margareta Jönsson

    Ciao Anna,
    Det är alltid lika roligt för mig när jag ser att brevet ‘Under the Almond Tree’ kommit. Jag blir verkligen jätteglad!!!
    Här hos mig i San Pantaleo på Sardinien har jag ju alltid samma vackra,färska ingredienser som just Dina recept innehåller.
    Det känns som en stor gåva jag får från Dig varje månad – Tusen tack!!!

  2. Rebecca @ Pure and Peanut Free

    What amazing lemons!! And what I wouldn’t give to have a lemon tree growing in my garden! How interesting that they only produce during a full moon. Somehow the thought of that is so romantic to me. Perhaps because I absolutely love lemons! Especially in January, when they bring some much needed cheer into the kitchen! This pie looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! Have a wonderful day! -Rebecca

  3. Anna Huerta Post author

    Ciao Margareta, tack för dessa uppmuntrande rader.
    Hoppas att ni har det lika härligt på Sardinen, här njuter vi av all citrus och av att se mandelträden blomma!
    Varmaste hälsningar Anna

  4. Anna Huerta Post author

    Dear Rebecca, thank’s for your kind words.
    Good luck with the lemon pie, I hope you will like it.
    All the best regards from sunny Pantelleria

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