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Lemon Chess Pie II

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"A Low-Fat Chess Pie."

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Original recipe makes 1 deep dish pie Change Servings


  1. Bake pie shell at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter or margarine. Beat in eggs and milk. Stir in cornmeal, flour, lemon juice, and rind. Fold in egg whites. Scrape filling into pie shell.
  4. Place pie in lower third of oven. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden on top. Pie will firm up as it cools.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2003

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 02, 2007

Not bad... need something though.


7 Ratings

Nov 23, 2006

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.

Dec 07, 2009

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.

Dec 10, 2006

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.

Jun 04, 2006

Love this pie it is simply delicious.

Jul 12, 2010

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.


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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