A Holiday Treat Can Be As Easy As 5 Min. Pie

Originally published on December 23, 2011 7:27 am



And, Linda, I gather that you have a much more attractive recipe to share with us.


Well, at least attractive because fast. It's called Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart from the "Food52 Cookbook" by Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs. Here's what you need: a blender, a thin-skinned lemon, a stick of butter, four large eggs, a cup and a half of super fine sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla.

You chunk everything up, put it in the blender, and whir it till it's pourable. Then pour it into a nine inch tart shell, purchased pie crust is fine. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes, and voila.

MONTAGNE: That was fast. But did I hear you say a whole lemon?

WERTHEIMER: Yeah. Pit, peel, the whole thing. This is a very tart tart.

MONTAGNE: Well, thanks very much, and happy holiday baking, cooking and eating to all of you from all of us here at MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.