Chef Susan Goss's Recipe: Lemon Chess Pie


November 13, 2012 8:23:57 AM PST
Susan Goss, chef and co-owner of West Town Tavern, shares her recipe for a locally-inspired fall dessert.

Makes 1 9" pie, serving 8

1 9" pre-baked pie crust for single crust pie
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
5 large eggs
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (1 large lemon )
6 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup buttermilk
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pie shell on rimmed baking sheet and set side.

In a large bowl with a wire whisk, whisk together the sugar, salt, flour and cornmeal.

In another large bowl whisk the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, buttermilk and butter. Scrape the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk to combine.

Pour the filling into the shell, filling it to the top. Bake the pie until it is set in the center and does not wobble when moved, about 45-50 minutes.

Let the pie cool completely on a rack.

Pie can be baked 1 day ahead and stored, loosely covered with foil at room temperature.

Filing can be prepared up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated, tightly covered. Whisk to recombine before using. Butter may solidify.

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