Thursday, December 05, 2013

Lemon Chess Pie Goodness

Thanksgiving has now come and gone. My very favorite time of year.

Wednesday most of my family descended for dinner and ham, and Thursday our friends descended for (leftover ham and) turkey. Both were filled with yummy food and lots of fun!

Most of my family!
One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the pie situation. This year a friend brought chocolate chip pecan pie (AMAZING!) so for Wednesday I made my fudge pecan pie. It didn't turn out so well since I accidentally used the wrong pie pan (Note to self: deep dish is NOT what you need for pecan pie). But, my friends, let me tell you about the Lemon Chess Pie we made for Thursday... (original recipe link here)

CC suggested it after finding the recipe on the Food Network website. He was all like, "It's a Gale Gand recipe!" Now if you don't know who she is, Gale Gand used to have her own show on the Food Network, but besides that, she's this incredibly amazing pastry/dessert chef. ANYTHING I've ever seen her make is amazing and looks incredible.

CC begged. Pleaded. Begged some more. I caved and we bought the ingredients.

I ended up making it Thursday morning during the Macy's parade (holla) and then had to WAIT to try it until after dinner that night.

Things I'm thankful for? This totally tops the list. This pie was incredibly easy to whip up and throw in the oven. I was nervous because I thought the top was burning, but apparently that's what chess pies do to get all crispy on top. SOOOOO delicious.

Go make this now and be thankful I told you about it.

Lemon Chess Pie up front

Linking up with Jessica's PinterTest Kitchen today...


Chris said...


Note to all, it tastes BEST with whipped cream on top.

Becky said...

Yum! That does sound delicious! I love lemon anything, so this is a winner in my book!

Jessica Johnson said...

I want five of these right now. They look perfect. Thanks for linking up, Susan!