At first glance, this recipe seemed really odd to me, basically because of the adding an entire lemon, rind and all part. But I am a sucker for any recipe of under ten ingredients that looks like it might brighten an otherwise dessert-free weekday night. And then after making it, I realized that the odd part is actually the brilliantly simple part. Lesson here: Never judge a recipe by its ingredients, y'all. It just might surprise you.
1 large Meyer lemon, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/4 cups superfine sugar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pie crust (your choice) (This would work though.)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the first five ingredients (everything but the crust) into a blender. Blend until you have pulverized all the lemon pieces.
2. Pour into pre-baked crust.
3. Bake 35 minutes, and then cool on a wire rack.
(Adapted very slightly from The Food52 Cookbook)