Lemon-Buttermilk Chess Pie

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Chess pie is a Southern favorite. The creamy filling has a hint of flavor from tart lemon and rich vanilla.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 265
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 43.7g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Calcium: 50mg

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons ice water
  • Cooking spray
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; toss with a fork until moist and crumbly (do not form a ball).
  3. Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, to a 12-inch circle. Freeze 10 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.
  4. Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Fold edges under; flute. Line dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights (or dried beans) on foil. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until edge is lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil; reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake crust an additional 5 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  5. To prepare filling, combine 1 cup sugar and next 6 ingredients (1 cup sugar through egg whites) in a bowl; stir with a whisk until well-blended. Gradually stir in buttermilk. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until set, shielding crust with foil after 30 minutes, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.
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