Lemon Chess Pie

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On page 222,
of "Our State Magazine,"
I stumbled across a recipe for Lemon Chess Pie.

Did it say ...lemon???

I'm a sucker for a good lemon dessert!

But the funny thing is,
as much as I love lemon confections,
I detest lemon in my tea!

So maybe that's not funny, 
but strange instead!

Lemon Chess Pie

1/3 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 lemon, juiced
2 eggs, separated
1 pastry shell, uncooked

Combine butter and sugar; cream well. Add lemon juice then two eggs yolks, beaten.
Fold in beaten egg whites.  Pour mixture into an uncooked pastry shell.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until top is golden brown.

{Sarah Frances Rudisill, Submitted to magazine by Bobbie Y. Rudisill}
October 2012 Issue 

This pie is worthy to grace any holiday table of desserts.

{...if you like lemon, that is!}

My Mom gave it a stamp of approval,
proclaiming it to be the best lemon pie she'd ever tasted!
And she's an amazing cook, herself!
Her endorsement has clout! :)

On a side note...

I see the Lance Jar is out of crackers,
my usual breakfast of choice.

Looks like I'll be enjoying a piece of Lemon Chess
in the morning, instead!  "smiles"


Linking Post To:
Thanksgiving Traditions  @ At The Picket Fence
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Share Your Creations @ Kristen's Creations
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
On the Menu Monday @ Stonegable


  1. Oh yum! That looks soooo good!

  2. Rhonda:

    This sounds delicious! Is this similar to buttermilk pie? It sounds wonderful! Do you want me to send you the recipe of the hot lemon dish that I had at the B&B in Asheville?

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. I'll be giving this a try.. I'm close to lexington nc and last weekend we had the bbq festival. The lemon pie you posted would have been the perfect dessert after my bbq plate.
    thanks so much for the recipe and have a wonderful NC day.. beautiful weather we're having ..love it

  4. Hi Rhonda~

    Just had to stop by as I stumbled upon your former blog and then found you here. Thanks for leaving the trail. I'm off to see how life has been treating you. This pie looks so yummy! I do love lemon and I do like tea, though I don't like them together very much either. It is a lovely place you have here!

  5. Anything lemon for dessert is always the favorite in my household...I have had the Chocolate Chess Pie at Angus Barn in Raleigh..need to try the lemon...looks fantastic!!

  6. Hi Rhonda! OOOH, that looks so good and lemon will do around here anywhere you put it!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Looks luscious. I will be trying this recipe. Visiting from Foodie Friday. (Recently visited your lovely state and I think I am in love with it!) xo

  8. Oh my, this looks SO delicious!!

    Jocelyn @

  9. Yum! Your recipes always become favorites at our house. I'm going to try this for Thanksgiving! I love lemon too so it's a must try.

  10. Yum, Rhonda. That looks delicious! Hope you are well. I've been behind in my dashboard....again. What's new, right?

    Catching up now. I think you may know....but I'm giving away two luxury hotel nights at the Ballantyne in Charlotte. Need a little getaway?

  11. Yum! I found your blog and love it! I live in Virginia and blog about our farm, chickens and ducks etc. (Love your chicken lamp btw!) I would love for you to come share at my Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily

  12. Oh my gosh how I would love a piece of this pie right now! It looks divine. Pinning it for sure. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  13. Ummmmm.....I would eat this in a car....I would eat this on a star. In a house, with a mouse. I would eat this anywhere :)

    Have a great day rock star!

  14. This looks delish! It's funny, I only recently learned about 'chess' pies. I have seriously been missing out!


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