Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Rose Nguyen
To keep kosher, you'll want to wait at least three hours after the main meal before serving this dairy-enriched dessert.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes


1/2 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Whipped cream (optional)
Garnishes: fresh raspberries, lemon slice


1. Fit pastry into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Line piecrust with aluminum foil, and fill with pie weights or dried beans.

2. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes. Remove weights and foil, and bake 4 more minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

3. Whisk together sugar and next 6 ingredients until blended. Add eggs, whisking well. Pour mixture into prepared piecrust.

4. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden, shielding edges with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning, if necessary. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish, if desired.