Recipe by JJOHN32
"A Low-Fat Chess Pie."
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1 (9 inch)
deep dish pie crust
1 1/4 cups
fresh lemon juice
I cut about 1/4 c. sugar from this recipe, and it was great. I would definitely cook it toward the higher end of the baking time since mine didn't entirely firm up even after refrigerating overnight.
Not bad... need something though.
What is a chess pie anyway? Well, after making this, I describe it as a lemon bar. It's the same texture and flavor as a lemon bar, yet doesn't have that unappealing eggy flavor. If you're looking for something tart, look elsewhere. This was tastey and low cal.
I haven't used this exact recipe but to the person who couldn't get hers to firm up and to others, try using regular pie shells instead of deep dish. I have made lemon chess for years. I have to write down the recipe (it's in my head) and I will post it but I always use regular pie shells and everyone loves it.
Something didn't turn out right with this one. It was like the egg white and cornmeal rose to the top and created a weird textured top layer to the pie. Also not near enough lemon flavor for me. Will not make again.
Love this pie it is simply delicious.
Did not try the recipe, but if take out the cornmeal, this is very much like the Lemon Sponge Pie that my mother makes. My mother is in her 80s and her mother and grandmother used to make this pie.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lemon Chess Pie II
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 74
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