Lime Chess Pie Recipe

If you are looking for a simple desert to throw together that still tastes and looks great you can't get more basic then the chess pie. Remarkable in it's simplicity and timeless in it's appeal this Southern classic with it's thick custardy texture will be gone before you can say "lime". It's perfect for those who love limes but don't love the texture of it's competition the lemon meringue. This humble pie doesn't hide beneath a meringue it's just limes at it's best. When a desert gets finished in 24 hours and my husband asks me to make it again 1 week later I know it was that good. I did make it again by the way and my husband was a very happy man. You see, when we break our diets over the weekend to enjoy our special treat as is our rule we appreciate every bite! Can you do this with lemons and prepare your own crust from scratch? Absolutely! I just like to take the easier route in baking since I'm still getting good at it. And finally the recipe: 

Lime Chess Pie 


1 Pre-made Store Bought Graham Cracker Pie Crust 
2 Cups Sugar
4 Large Eggs
1/4 Cup Margarine Melted
1/4 Cup Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Grated Lime Rind
The Juice of 2 Fresh Limes
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Tablespoon Cornmeal
Whipped Cream


1. Melt margarine in a small sauce pan over a pot of boiling water stirring constantly. 

2. Preheat the oven to 350

3. Pour the melted margarine into a large mixing bowl and allow it to cool. 

4. Add the sugar, eggs, almond milk , lime zest, lime juice, flour and cornmeal and whisk well being sure to get a really smooth texture and remove any flour lumps that may have formed in the batter. 

5. Pour the mixture in the bowl into the pie crust and bake for 50 minutes or until a lightly browned crust has formed over the pie and it seems firm. 

6. Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool on a wire rack. Once it has completely cooled, slice and serve topped with some whipped cream and lemon zest for garnish. 

Which pie do you prefer? Lemon Meringue or Lime Chess? 

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