Cheryl's Lemon Chess Pie

A true Southern favorite, this is a wonderful chess pie with the tart taste of lemon. My great grandmother gave me this recipe and I make it every year for the holidays. This pie must be refrigerated.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (such as Pillsbury®)

  • 4 extra large eggs

  • 2 small lemons, juiced

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy®)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Let pie crust come to room temperature for 10 minutes.

  3. Unroll crust gently onto a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to gently flatten and smooth out the crust; do not press too hard. Gently transfer crust into a 9x5/8-inch glass deep-dish pie plate. Make sure the crust is sitting flat on the bottom of the plate. Gently form the sides and pinch the top edge to form the crust; do not stretch. Place in a refrigerator.

  4. Beat eggs and lemon juice with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix sugar and butter together in another bowl until creamy. Add to egg mixture and beat until mixed, for 1 minute. Add milk, flour, corn muffin mix, and salt; beat until just blended. Pour into the prepared pie crust.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until center is slightly browned, set, and does not wiggle, 50 to 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack until completely cool, 20 to 30 minutes. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 90mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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