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    Southern Style Lemon Chess Pie Filling

    Southern Style Lemon Chess Pie Filling. Photo by Caroline Cooks

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    BecR's Note:

    A rich lemony, buttery filling--this is superb eaten as a pudding, or in a pie (see tip for making pie)! Recipe was passed down to a Southern Living Editor from her late mother, Louise Floyd of Potter's Station, Alabama. Thank you Ms. Floyd, for sharing this lovely recipe with us!

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    1. 1
      Whisk together all ingredients. Use filling immediately.
    2. 2
      Makes enough to fill one 9-inch pie.
    3. 3
      (Tip: To make Lemon Chess Pie, pour filling into 9-inch unbaked pieshell and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until firm. Shield edges to prevent excess browning, if needed. Cool completely on a wire rack.).

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    • on January 01, 2013

      Looking for a Lemon Chess Pie recipe like mine, I found this one. Just trying not to have to enter mine, yet to have a copy on line. Thank you for posting and saving me the time! Sweet/tart are right up there with sweet/salty for my taste buds!

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    • on May 17, 2010


      I made two different lemon chess pies so I have some points of comparison. This recipe won for the thickness of the pie filling and sweetness. It lost points in not having enough lemon flavor. I would definitely recommend increasing the lemon juice by at least another 1 tbsp. It is very sweet so additional lemon juice will not over-power the pie. As the cook, I loved that it was very easy to put together. I will be making again with additional lemon juice.

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    • on February 24, 2010


      This pie is so delicious! My husband just loves it too.This is my favorite recipe for lemon chess pie.We make it every year for Thanksgiving and it's usually the first pie to get eaten.I just use a frozen crust but I would like to try it with a graham cracker crust sometime.It's got such a delicious tart yet sweet lemony flavor and a creamy texture.The top gets slightly crisp..yum! I wouldn't change a thing with this's the best!

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    Nutritional Facts for Southern Style Lemon Chess Pie Filling

    Serving Size: 1 (802 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 786.9
    Calories from Fat 205
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    Saturated Fat 12.2 g
    Cholesterol 325.5 mg
    Sodium 407.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 140.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 134.3 g
    Protein 9.7 g

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