Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Talk about a simple solution to dessert! No recipe could be easier or more tasty! Chess pie is typically a very sweet pie with a dense consistency. Allow to cool completely. You may want to chill before serving a thin slice. From The Carriage House in Norfolk, Virginia.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine first 6 ingredients and pour into the pastry shell.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This was a very nice recipe, but way too sweet for us. If we make it again, we'll cut back on the sugar to something more like one cup.

mollypaul January 05, 2004

UPDATE...I tried this with lime and it is DELISH!!! Oh my goodness!! This pie is amazing. If you are lemon lover, this is the pie for you! I prepared the recipe to the exact measurements and it is delicious. I even enjoy the sweetness...that way you don't have to eat a big piece to be satisfied! Bev...this one is a big hit in my house! Thanks for the recipe! I've also submitted a photo because it looks as pretty as it tastes! :)

WoodysChef March 17, 2010

I'm going to cut back on the sugar next time, as at least one reviewer suggested. It's deliciously lemony, though! However, readers might note that the finished product will not be anywhere level with the top of the crust; I thought I'd made a mistake the first time!

l'ecole January 11, 2010