My co-worker is still going through her treasure trove boxes of genealogical records that she inherited from her grandmother. She has found 1 recipe, handwritten by someone names M. Bonnell who we haven't figured out how the person is related yet. I Googled the recipe and there are versions of it out there, evidently it's an old family favorite in many households. Haven't tried it but may this weekend:
4 egg whites beat fluffy
Ad 1/2 tsp cream of tartar and beat stiff
Add 1 cup sugar, gradually beat till glossy
Spread in a greased 9" pie pan
Bake one hour in 250 degree oven. Cool
Spread with filling of:
4 egg yolks, beaten, light
1/2 cup sugar
5 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 teasp. Grated lemon rind
Cook in double boiler until smooth
Whip 1/2 pint of cream stiff
Spread a thin layer of cream over baked, cooked shell.
Over cream, spread the lemon custard.
Spread whipped cream over top of all.