Lemon Chess Pie
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
Pies turned out great. Just like the ones I remember as a child.
Great flavor and consistency! I made some adjustments as follows: reduced sugar to 1 cup and added zest of 1 large lemon. The one lemon only gave me 1/4 cup juice so I used reconstituted lemon juice and water for the other 1/4 cup. I used a store bought deep dish pie crust which I pre-baked for 7 minutes before adding pie filling. The middle did jiggle after baking as others have described. It was so good, I tried it warm after letting it cool for 1 hour. I will definitely make this again.
Love this recipe!!.. Chess Pie was my Mom's favorite Pie
Great recipe! I'm from Georgia and this is as traditional as it gets for a southern chess pie. I'm not really sure what went wrong for some of these ladies, but from what I've read most of them have not mixed properly and they have cooked it too long. Follow the directions to the letter.As for bake time. I only needed 30 minutes. The pie will still be "jiggly" when you take it out. You are looking for a top that looks smooth and brown. The middle will definitely jiggle! Chill as recommended, or longer(I usually let it chill overnight). The consistency is perfect! Since it's tart, we top ours with homemade whip cream! Delicious!!! Perfect for Easter tomorrow!
"So easy to make! Even tastes especially good warm out of the oven (if you can't wait the 3 hours recommended for cooling!) We needed some extra cooking time, too - we found it took us almost 50 minutes for it to bake and set. (But it was worth the wait!)"
My first Taste of Home failure. Is it because I live at 8,000 ft? Baked for more than 90 mins and it still isn't set in the middle. (Oven temp. is fine). Had to cover with a loose sheet of foil after 40 mins as it was getting so dark and of course it stuck to the gooey top. It may be edible by family, so not a complete waste, but I will need to bake something else for tomorrow night's company.
Gone so quick I did not even get a slice! A must for my family and easy peasy!
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.
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...
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 :)