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Bill Clinton's Lemon Chess Pie

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Bill Clinton's favorite pie!!!"
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Ingredients

servings 446
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and milk. Add flour, cornmeal, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 446 calories; 20.4 62 6 149 241 Full nutrition

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I thought that the recipe was really a great one. The only thing is...if you are using a regular (not deep dish) pie crust, this recipe makes two pies. I found this out the hard way. I though...

Most helpful critical review

W-a-y too sweet and custard-y. We almost had to pour it out of the pan it was so loose. Not what I was looking for in a Lemon Chess pie.

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I thought that the recipe was really a great one. The only thing is...if you are using a regular (not deep dish) pie crust, this recipe makes two pies. I found this out the hard way. I though...

All Lemon Lovers must try this pie. I've made this twice and recommend filling 2 shells(Mrs Smith's 9")instead of one, replace milk with half and half, increase lemon juice to 1/2 cup. If not ...

I have baked professionally for the past seven years and I followed the recipe precisely. It turned out great.

This one deserves 5 stars. Very rich, you only need a small piece. I substituted cream for the milk, and used 1/3 cup instead of 1 cup, for a 9-inch pie. Yummy! One of our favorites now.

This is my favorite pie--AFTER I made these changes: cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups, cut the milk to 1/2 cup evaporated milk. It is the perfect amount for the pie pan and the thicker batter cooks q...

I made this pie today, following the recipe exactly. With that said, it is not as bad as some have said. It certainly doesn't deserve 1 star. I thought it had a great lemon taste. I did have som...

I made this for my Grandpa who loves lemon pie! He thought it was great but next time maybe a little less sugar. I liked it with the sugar though. THANKYOU FOR THE GREAT RECIPE!

I followed the directions to the "t" and ended up with enough filling for two pies. I used the regular frozen kind, not the deep dish. This isn't a bad thing, because the crusts are sold in 2...

I was craving this pie and came across this recepie and it's awsome! My in-laws's were over for dinner and they absolutely loved it. I have to tell you that I did make a little change. I used...