Since I never get much work done on the day-before-a-holiday, I’ve been up since dawn cooking for tomorrow. (My family piles into the car and heads out to a wee little town where my extended family commandeers the local Women’s Club.)

So I’d like a share a southern recipe with you–I’ve made this, but I haven’t tasted it, so I hope it’s good!
Traditional Southern Lemon Chess Pie
2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
6 eggs, beaten
the juice of 2 lemons
1 t. lemon zest
6 saltine crackers, crushed
2 uncooked pie shells (regular, not deep dish). Or double recipe if you want deep dish pies.
Preheat oven to 375. Cream together sugar and margarine. Add the beaten eggs, lemon juice, and zest. Mix together. Add saltines, well-crushed. Divide between pie shells. Bake for ten minutes, then turn oven down to 300 degrees and continue baking for 25 minutes or until pies are set.
If your family has never had chess pie, they’ll be dying to know what’s in this!
Garnish with whipped cream.
Enjoy your holiday! And as we consider our blessings, I’d like to thank YOU for reading my blog and for occasionally chiming in with your comments. I appreciate you more than you know.
Blessings to you!


  1. Ruthie

    Thanks for taking time to blog for us, Angie. You make us laugh, cry, think, and praise God for life. That’s a tall order for any blog and you do it so well.

    I’m a true GRITS (Girl Raised In The South) and I adore Chess Pie!! I echo your recommendation for the readers to try it. Yum! Reading your recipe made me drool just knowing what the outcome would be. Yum again!

  2. Susan R

    Lemon chess pie is certainly delicious, but chocolate chess pie is even better!

  3. Kay Day

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angie!

  4. Mocha with Linda

    I came too early yesterday and missed this! LOL

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Angie! And thank you for being one of life’s blessings for the rest of us!


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