December 26, 2011

What I did with that one perfect lemon...

Lemon Chess Pie

1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
4 eggs, separated
grated rind and juice of one large lemon or two small lemons
pie shell

 Cream sugar with butter until light.  Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time.  Add grated lemon rind and juice; beat in.  Beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into lemon mixture. Pre-bake pie shell in 425 degree oven for 7-8 minutes.  Pour in the filling and bake at 350 degrees until set and light golden brown, about 25-35 minutes.