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Vegan Shaker Lemon Pie Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 large lemons
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- 4 flax eggs (4 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 12 tbsp water)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

Special equipment needed:
- 9-inch pie dish
- Microplane or fine grater

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Wash the lemons thoroughly and slice them as thinly as possible, removing any seeds.
3. In a large bowl, combine the sliced lemons, sugar, melted vegan butter, flax eggs, and salt. Mix well.
4. Let the mixture sit for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the lemon slices have softened.
5. Roll out the pie crust and place it in the pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.
6. Pour the lemon mixture into the pie crust, spreading it evenly.
7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
8. Let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.

Preparation time: 15 minutes + 1 hour resting time
Cooking time: 50-60 minutes
Total time: 2 hours
5. Temperature:
Serving size:
1 slice

Nutritional information:
Calories: 380
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 270mg
Carbohydrates: 59g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 48g
Protein: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use regular eggs instead of flax eggs if you're not vegan.
- You can use coconut oil instead of vegan butter.
- You can use a gluten-free pie crust if you're gluten intolerant.

- You can add a tablespoon of poppy seeds to the lemon mixture for extra texture.
- You can use lime instead of lemon for a different flavor.
- You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the lemon mixture for a hint of sweetness.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to slice the lemons as thinly as possible to ensure they cook evenly.
- If the pie crust starts to brown too quickly, cover it with foil.
- Let the pie cool completely before slicing to ensure the filling sets properly.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the pie, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pie with a dollop of vegan whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
- Dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

- Fresh mint leaves
- Lemon zest

- A cup of hot tea or coffee

Suggested side dishes:
- Fresh fruit salad
- Roasted vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the filling is too runny, bake the pie for an additional 10-15 minutes until it sets.
- If the crust is too hard, reduce the baking time by 5-10 minutes.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the lemons thoroughly before slicing them.
- Store the pie in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- Shaker Lemon Pie is a traditional dessert from the Shaker community, a religious sect that originated in England in the 18th century and settled in the United States. The pie is made with thinly sliced lemons, sugar, and eggs, and has a tangy, citrusy flavor.

Flavor profiles:
- Tangy
- Citrusy
- Sweet

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pie at room temperature or slightly warmed.

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Taste: Citrusy, Sweet, Tart, Creamy, Vegan