Combine sugar, water, lemon juice and peel, salt and eggs in mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed 7 to 8 minutes.
Place pie shell on oven rack. Pour egg mixture into it. Bake in hot oven (425°F.)20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 250°F. (very slow) and continue baking 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with nutmeg. Cool before serving.