Easy Lemon Chess Pie

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Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie – This pie is very creamy with a smooth texture and is made from only a few basic ingredients: milk, butter, sugar, flour, corn meal, salt and eggs. You can use a store bought crust or use this simple recipe for a homemade Perfect Pie Crust recipe.

This Lemon-Chess Pie recipe is perfect for lemon lovers – so sweet, lemony and creamy, with just a tiny bit of lemony tartness. Cheesecake is my ultimate favorite dessert and this one was sweet, lemony and creamy, with just a tiny bit of tartness. The incredible thing about this pie is it is so easy. You bake the crust, whisk the filling together and pour it into the hot crust, then pop it back in the oven until the filling is almost set.

This lemon chess pie is a classic southern dessert with a flaky pie crust and a curd-like filling… it is both sweet and tangy, and will steal your heart. This recipe is a such a classic southern dessert that yields phenomenal flavor. The curd-like filling rests on a flaky pie crust and it all comes together with just a handful of ingredients!

This recipe is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. It is a great dessert option for any occasion, whether you’re serving it at a family gathering, potluck, or just a weeknight treat. The pie can be served warm or chilled, and it pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

With its timeless taste and easy preparation, this Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie is a classic dessert that will never go out of style. It’s a perfect way to end any meal on a sweet and satisfying note. So grab your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy this delectable dessert.

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Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie

Get ready to indulge in a classic Southern dessert with this recipe for Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie. This delicious dessert has been a staple in the American South for generations and is sure to become a new favorite for you and your family. The pie filling is a creamy mixture of tangy lemon juice and zest, rich butter, and sweet sugar that creates the perfect balance of flavors in every bite. The pie is finished with a perfectly crisp and flaky crust that will melt in your mouth.

  • Author: Two Lucky Spoons
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :40
  • Total Time: :50
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked


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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Unbaked 9-inch pie shell


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine the sugar, flour, cornmeal and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the remaining ingredients (except the pie shell) together. Slowly add in the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and beat until well combined.
  4. Place your pie shell on a baking sheet. Set the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and pull it out far enough so that you can pour the pie filling into the shell (it will be very liquidy). Bake for 40 minutes or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack and refrigerate before serving.


Chess Pie Troubleshooting

Sometimes, for whatever reason, chess pie will still be runny after the allotted time. Should this happen to you, just stick it back in the oven until the middle of the pie is jiggly. Like pudding! After that, the best thing to do is let it hang out in the fridge for a few hours. That will really help the pie to set. After that the pie will last for about 5 days in the fridge. You could freeze the pie as well.

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