Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lemon Chess Pie in Pyrex!

I thought a lemon dessert would be appropriate to celebrate spring! The sun is shining, although it is still cold here, and the birds are singing. This pink pie plate also looks like spring. We found it recently at an indoor flea market.

Pyrex hunting could be bad for my weight... I haven't made chess pie in years; I hope it is as good as I remember it! I like to use a lot of my Pyrex, but there are several which are for display only. How about you?


  1. That looks wonderful! I use it all, which brings up one of the ONLY downsides to collecting- all the hand washing that comes with using it all the time!!!

  2. I use most of my Pyrex, but I do have a nearly mint Friendship casserole that I don't think will ever see an oven...that's the only one :) I've never had Lemon Chess pie. Could you post your recipe, or a link to a site that's got a good one? Thanks!

  3. Here's the recipe I use; I have had it for years.

    Lemon Chess Pie

    1 ½ cups sugar
    4 tsp cornstarch
    Grated lemon peel from 2 lemons
    4 lg eggs at room temp
    Juice of 2 lg lemons, about 1/3 cup
    5 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
    1 partially baked 9” pie shell

    Preheat oven to 325. Combine sugar and cornstarch in large bowl and mix well. Stir in lemon zest. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in lemon juice, then butter. Pour into pie shell. Bake until puffed and golden, 50-60 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving. Filling will thicken and fall as it cools. Refrigerate leftovers if there are any!

    Adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine


  4. Yumminess!! Why is it called "Chess"?

  5. i have never served or prepared in mine. but i do grab it for other things. i have used it to sort puzzle pieces. i have some crystal light drink mix in one, fruit in one, some drink mix in another, etc. i also grabbed a butter dish and a teensy casserole this evening to put jewelry parts in so my cats wouldn't bat them all over the table while i was making a necklace. i agree with the washing thing. it takes me long enough to wash them when i get them. i also have a humongous collection of fiesta as my everday dishes. and i think almost all of it needs washed now! (dishwasher broke years ago) lol

  6. I use almost all of my Pyrex for baking, mixing and serving (mostly the ones that are already worn a little, the others I display only). That's one of the ways I can justify buying so much of it. I wash all of my Pyrex in the dishwasher. Gasp! :)

    --Erin {}

  7. Great dish and the pie looks amazing. I am desperate for a pyrex pie plate. DESPERATE!