This is from one of my first Good House Keeping cookbooks. You must use a *zester* in order to avoid getting any of that bitter rind, and when you zest the lemons, zest them onto some sugar from the recipe (the sugar will 'catch' all of the oils). I also advise you from personal experience to use only the best skinned lemons for the best flavor.
I copied this one out of a friend's book so many moons ago that I can't remember where it's from, but it's so decadently fattening that I can't resist pigging out now and then. I usually serve with rice, but I suppose it would go with noodles or new potatoes just as well.
This recipe was originally noted by my wife on a cooking show on TV. It was touted as an Amish recipe. All we had for a long time was the list of ingredients on the back of an old envelope. We lost it for a good while and after I found it, I originally posted it so I would never lose it again. Thank you all for all your interest ... this is my absolute favorite pie. During the "lost" phase I must have gained 20 pounds trying numerous different buttermilk pie recipes ... I was so glad when I found it again as only a few even came close in taste and texture.
This is easy, delicious, colorful, delicious, uses currently-in-season fresh corn and tomatoes, and, oh yes, is really good. I made a double batch of this yesterday for two of us, and we just polished off the rest of it this evening. BTW, Ordinary tomato is fine instead of plum tomato (and we happen to use more of it); I highly recommend flat-leaf parsley, if you can find it, because the curly stuff is not nearly as flavorful; You can use radicchio or any other kind of lettuce (if you choose to use any at all); The salad tastes even better the second day!; Flavor is better when served closer to room temp as opposed to ice cold.