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Lemon Chess Pie I

Lemon Chess Pie I

Victor

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!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 53g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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Reviews

Riograce
33
7/15/2008

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 lemons rather than just two. The next time I make it, I'll reduce the sugar a little, because it *was* a little sweeter than I remember. A standard 9" pie crust was a little too shallow for the custard - next time, I'll try a deep-dish pie crust. And I'm still trying to work out the perfect baking time. All in all, this is a great recipe - with a little tweaking, I think it'll be perfect!

ANYTHING4FOOD
30
10/25/2004

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, although I found the filling a little too sweet. The pie is also very good eaten cold. Baked for approximately 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

MCNERK
25
6/7/2003

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