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Lemon Chess Pie
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Lemon Chess Pie Recipe

This classic southern dessert, Lemon Chess Pie, is going to become one of your favorites with its phenomenal flavors. With a flaky crust and a creamy lemon curd like filling, this delicious dessert comes together with only a few ingredients. One bite and you will in heaven. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chess pie recipe
Servings: 8
Author: Jill


  • 1 ready-made deep dish pie crust
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup lemon curd


  • Bake ready-made pie crust according to package directions.
  • Remove and set to the side.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl combine sugar, cornmeal, flour, and eggs.
  • Mix to combine using a whisk.
  • Stir in melted butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Pour the lemon mixture into the prepared pie crust, spread evenly.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until filling is set.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 hours on a wire rack.
  • Top with lemon curd.
  • Place into the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
  • When chilled, top with whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!