Bert Greene, cookbook author & longtime food columnist for The New York Daily News, was traveling home while in the service & happened to stay in a hotel in Montgomery, Ala., & dined in the hotel restaurant. He ordered a piece of pie & upon return home, he tried to contact the cook to ask for the recipe, but never got a response. He called the hotel manager only to learn that the cook couldn’t read or write, & there was no recipe. Greene returned to Montgomery & stood with the wonderful lady in her kitchen as she made the pie & recorded the recipe so that others could enjoy Montgomery pie.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup water
4 tablespoons soft butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 deep-dish pie crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat one egg with the lemon juice and rind, ˝ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 cup water. Beat until smooth and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Beat butter and one egg in a large bowl; add 2/3 cup sugar and baking powder; then alternatively add milk and 1 1/2 cups flour (about 1/3 each time). Beat until smooth, then spoon the mixture over the first layer of the pie.
Bake 35-40 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness. Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy. Be sure to spoon the lemon filling left in the pan over the top of the slice before.
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