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Southern Lemon Chess Pie, if you''ve never had this pie, it's a MUST!

Southern Lemon Chess Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings


  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon white cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons fine lemon zest
  • 2 8-inch pie shells, unbaked


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl fitted with electric mixer, combine sugar, cornmeal and flour. While on low, add eggs one at a time. Mix on medium until mixture is pale yellow and slightly foamy.
  • Add melted butter, lemon juice, and milk. Continue to blend until well combined.
  • Fold in lemon zest. Divide mixture between two pie shells.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until top is lightly golden and crust begins to brown. You can wrap crusts in aluminum foil halfway through baking to prevent crust from over cooking.
  • Refrigerate pie until ready to serve.


Makes 2 (8-inch) pies. Also, be sure you blend the eggs and sugar mixture until the eggs are light and slightly foamy.