Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack in the middle position.
1 frozen 9-inch pie crust
1 whole medium-size lemon
1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick, 4 ounces, 1⁄4 pound)
1 cup white (granulated) sugar
4 large eggs
Sweetened whipped cream
Cut the tough ends off your lemon, then cut in half and slice in 4 wagon wheels. Cut the other half-lemon into 4 similar slices to make 8 in all. Pick out any seeds and throw them away.
Place all 8 seedless slices in a blender or a food processor. Turn on the blender or food processor and process the lemon slices until they are smooth and mushy.
Melt the half-cup of butter in the microwave or on the stovetop. In the microwave, this should take about 50 seconds on HIGH. Pour the melted butter over the lemon mush in the blender.
Add the cup of white sugar.
Crack open the 4 eggs and add them one by one.
Turn on the blender or food processor and blend everything until it is all smooth.
Pour the lemon mixture into the crust.
Bake your Easy Lemon Pie at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until the mixture turns solid and the top is brown. Take your pie out of the oven and cool it on a cold stove burner or a wire rack. Once it is cool, cover it with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve.
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