Lemon Chess Pie I

Lemon Chess Pie I


"The recipe has been handed down in the family, and temperatures were for a wood stove. I've adjusted them over the years, and it seems to work fine!"


servings 365 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 53g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine eggs, sugar, cornmeal, melted butter or margarine, milk, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Mix until sugar is dissolved, but do not beat. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
  2. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue to bake until set. Serve at room temperature.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I have been looking for a lemon chess pie recipe like that used by Rich's (a Southern dept. store) years ago. This one is pretty darn close. :-) I used evaporated milk and the juice of three l...

Agree with other reviewers that this pie is very easy to make. Used evaporated milk (for extra creaminess) and added grated rind from one lemon (for more lemon flavor). My family enjoyed it, alt...

My husband and his co-workers ate this right up. It was easy to make...what is lemon chess?

Thank you so much. I had a similar recipe from my Grandma but lost it in a fire and have been searching for years. This is the best pie!!

This pie was good but turned out a little "gritty" and was not as creamy as I would have liked- I did substitute evaporated milk for regular milk. Not as good as the "Bill Clinton Lemon Chess Pi...

Excellent and easy to make. For a deep-dish pie shell, increase ingredients by 50%.

I followed the recipe exactly and ended up with a strange pie. There were 2 seperate layers one sort of custardy and the other more like a lemon curd texture. Not what I expected at all. My hu...

A wonderful Pie... loved making it - loved eating it.

Don't know if I just didn't do it right but this pie did not turn out great. The texture is not quite what I expect from lemon chess pie very lumpy not smooth and also is a little to sweet. Le...