Here’s an easy, from-scratch lemon pie recipe my family really loves.
Southern Living shares a little of the history of this well known confection…
History of Chess Pie
No one has ever been able to determine how chess pie came about its name, but the colorful explanations make for great table conversation.
Some say gentlemen were served this sweet pie as they retreated to a room to play chess. Others say the name was derived from Southerners’ dialect: It’s jes’ pie (it’s just pie). Yet another story suggests that the dessert is so high in sugar that it kept well in pie chests at room temperature and was therefore called “chest pie.” Southern drawl slurred the name into chess pie. Or, perhaps, a lemony version of the pie was so close to the traditional English lemon curd pie, often called “cheese” pie, that chess pie became its American name.
Here’s how to make an Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie yourself…
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