Southern Lemon Chess Pie Recipe

Southern Lemon Chess Pie Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Charlie Andrews via YouTube


I love recipes that are fully made from scratch, This Southern lemon pie recipe by Charlie Andrews on YouTube gives great notes and tips on how to prepare this. It’s such a rich pie filled with lemon flavors that’s similar to chess or buttermilk pie. Also, it’s similar to the filling of an ooey-gooey cake because of the cream cheese, and confectioners sugar. The filling of this pie looks very moist and soft without looking too mushy. This southern lemon pie recipe doesn’t require many ingredients, and I have most of them in my pantry already.



  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 Packages Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable shortening (room temp)
  • 4 large eggs (room temp)
  • 1 to 2 large lemons
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon extract
  • Yellow Gel paste food coloring
  • Confectioners sugar


First, start off by making your pie crust. Add the all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, unsalted butter, and shortening into a food processor. Pulse until the butter and shortening are cut into the flour. Once the pie dough is ready, press it down into the pie pan and freeze for a couple of hours. Add parchment paper to the pie shell and dump the beans to bake in the oven for 35 mins on 375F.

Southern Lemon Pie Recipe | Southern Pie Recipes
Image by Charlie Andrews via YouTube

Next, for the lemon filling, rinse, zest and juice 1 large lemon. With a stand or hand mixer, mix 2 packages of cream cheese, and add 4 large eggs one at a time. You’ll want to add the rest of your ingredients and mix until everything is fully incorporated.

Southern Lemon Pie Recipe | Southern Pie Recipes
Image by Charlie Andrews via YouTube

Overall, this is a great instructional video to make a southern lemon pie from scratch. I’m going to have to give this recipe a try because I’ve been getting into more pie recipes. This would be perfect to make for the holidays too.

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