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Lemon Buttermilk Chess Pie
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Just change the name if you have limes or oranges instead of lemons! Or, use a combination and call it Citrus Chess Pie. It is the zest and the fresh juice that makes this so flavorful, and a good game of chess helps as well!
for the pastry (9 inch pie plate)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In food processor, combine flour, salt, pepper and sugar. Then blend in the lard or butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water and blend until the dough forms a mass. You may need to add about 1 teaspoon more water, maybe not. With hands, shape into a ball and form into a flattened disk and roll out the pastry to fit into the 9 inch pie pan. Crimp the edges for a decorative effect. Set aside while you prepare the filling. Combine the sugar, cornmeal, flour and salt. In a batter bowl, whisk the eggs until light and lemon-colored. Add the dry ingredients to the eggs, blending well. Add the melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and buttermilk. Pour into the crust and place on middle oven rack. Bake until top is golden brown, 35-45 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with lemon slices.
Recipe created 1996-05-18.