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Lemon Chess Pie Recipe
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Lemon Chess Pie Recipe

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This creamy, lemony pie cuts beautifully and has a smooth texture. It’s one of my favorites. —Hannah LaRue Rider, East Point, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 482 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Unroll pastry on a lightly floured surface. Transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the lemon juice, butter, cornmeal, flour and salt.
  3. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chess Pie in Country August/September 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 482 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Lemon Chess Pie(9)

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

This was awesome! The only change I'll make next time is to add a little lemon zest. Also, the baking time seemed off - either that, or my oven is WAY off temp - but I had to bake mine for almost 60 minutes.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

hannah this a wonderful recipe,it brings back memories of my grandma C's lemon chess pie...We miss her so much,please send more...

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

I'm so glad a lot of you like my recipe. :) It's been in my family a long, long time and it sure to be a hit no matter where or when you serve it :)

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

This pie was wonderful! It was full of flavor and not too sweet. I will make it again.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

Love chess pie!! mmm

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