Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie is an old-fashioned favorite that’s perfect for summer potlucks. I think it is best served chilled and it has plenty of tart lemon flavor balanced by a good amount of sugar.

Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.

 

This pie is creamy with a smooth texture and is made from only a few basic ingredients: milk, butter, sugar, flour, and eggs.

Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.

 

Chocolate Chess Pie is my favorite but during the summer months, it’s hard to resist the bright color and refreshing flavor of lemons.

Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.

 

Chess Pie is the simplest of pies. No mixer needed.

Just put the ingredients in a bowl, stir them together and pour into a pie crust.

You can use a store bought crust or use this simple recipe for a homemade Flaky Pie Crust.

Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.

 

Note: Lemon Chess Pie may not seem quite set in the middle when you remove it from the oven, but once chilled, it should firm up nicely.

Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.

For tips on how to make the perfect Flaky Pie Crust watch this video.

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Lemon Chess Pie- an old-fashioned dessert that's super easy to make from basic ingredients.
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Lemon Chess Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 1 (9-inch) pie
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • grated lemon rind from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 9-inch pie shell (uncooked)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together sugar, flour, and cornmeal in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, melted butter, milk, lemon rind, lemon juice, and salt and whisk well.
  4. Pour into pie shell.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. Pie will still be failry jiggly but will firm up as it cools.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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10 thoughts on “Lemon Chess Pie

  1. Not crazy about lemon but love chess pie
    Could I just leave out the lemon? My chess pie recipe has faded with age.

  2. Christin, this sounds like an easy pie to prepare thank you for the recipe it looks delicious. I have a ton of lemons from my neighbors tree so I will put them to good use.

  3. I’ve been craving pie like crazy lately, and what better pie for spring than lemon? I don’t think I’ve ever had a lemon pie that didn’t have meringue topping, and me and meringue always get into a fight. So this would be perfect for me!

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