Lemon Chess Pie


Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie
6 Hr
50 Min

Just wait until you dig your fork into this luscious, tangy, and buttery-lemon-filled Lemon Chess Pie. You're going to be adding a second piece to your plate before you've even finished your first!

What You'll Need

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a 14.1-ounce package)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pie crust in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate and flute edges.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat remaining ingredients until well mixed; pour into pie crust.
  3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a crust forms over the top and turns golden brown. Let cool, then cover and chill 6 hours, or until firm.


  • The pie will be a little loose when it comes out of the oven, but it will firm up after chilling in the refrigerator. For best results, refrigerate overnight.
  • Making this pie to celebrate Pi-Day? Why not make a few more, too? Check out our collection of Easy Pie Recipes for more ideas!

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I made this pie according to the directions and I could not get it out of the dish! It was completely stuck!!

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I am a very good cook and I have made this recipe 2 times and both times it has not set up I was to take it to and Easter celebrations and it was a flop It taste good but you need a spoon or a straw

Hi there! We're sorry that this recipe didn't turn out as perfectly as you expected. We have a few tips from the Test Kitchen to ensure that this delicious pie turns out well for you next time: make sure to use butter and not margarine, use whole milk rather than skim or 2%, and make sure to refrigerate it for at least six hours after cooling. You can also add 1 tablespoon of flour to the filling in order to ensure that this pie turns out perfectly. Enjoy!

Where's the cheese?

Hello Denise! There is no cheese in this pie. :)

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I made this pie and followed this recipe but the filling is all liquid, did not set up. It tastes good but I have to drink it. Any suggestions?


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