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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 November 29, 2014

      I was looking for a recipe like my grandmother's and found this. Made it for Thanksgiving 2014, after reading probably 30 chess pie recipes and deciding this one sounded right. It was great! I followed a few tips from other recipes, reduced the butter and also let it "cool" in the oven after turning off the heat. I think this allowed the middle to cook just right. I wanted to add this back into our family tradition and I'm so glad I found this. It's a keeper!

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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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    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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