Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie
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Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie

This easy Southern dessert is a classic at any holiday meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: american
Keyword: chess pie, pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 290kcal
Author: jodiemo


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 Tablespoon corn meal
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 large lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Unbaked 9-inch pie shell


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar, flour, cornmeal and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl with a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat the remaining ingredients (except the pie shell) together. Slowly add in the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and beat until well combined.
  • Place your pie shell on a baking sheet. Set the baking sheet on the top rack of the oven and pull it out far enough so that you can pour the pie filling into the shell (it will be very liquidy). Bake for 40 minutes or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack and refrigerate before serving.


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg