Sometimes I find good recipes in magazines or the daily newspaper.
I found this recipe in the morning paper yesterday for lemon chess pie and decided to try it. It was so easy and delicious. It's real lemony and rich. So if you like the taste of sugary lemon this is for you. It's not a pretty pie but the taste makes up for it.
Lemon Chess Pie
One third cup butter, room temp
One and one half cups sugar
Three whole eggs, room temp
One and one half lemons, juiced
One half teaspoon salt
One unbaked pie crust
Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Mix in lemon juice and salt until smooth.
Bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees until the filling starts to brown (about 13 minutes), then reduce
the oven temp to 300 degrees for about 20 minutes until the pie is set. Let pie cool. A
footnote was added to this article: In testing the recipe the writer thought the filling was a bit short so he tweeked it by adding an additional egg and an additional one fourth cup sugar to the recipe above. Either way I found this pie very good. Especially with a big glass of cold milk.
Did you notice the big chunk of the pie missing in the picture? My youngest son stopped by before going to work and helped himself to a piece. He loved it. He told his wife about it and when she came to get the grandsons after she got off work she had to try a piece. Thank goodness my other son and his wife live 30 miles away or there might not be any left for me.