Lemon Chess Pie is the April Pie of the Month

The brightest pie in our bakery has arrived - Lemon Chess!

This springtime classic is more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade and it’s the ultimate treat for porch-sitting, picnics, sunny afternoons, and whenever you might need a little bit of sunshine.

If you’re local to one of our 4 brick-and-mortar locations, you can even swing by and pick up a lemon chess pie decorated with a Masters flag to celebrate the tournament this weekend!

Lemon Pie is an American classic that traces its roots all the way back to 19th century Philadelphia, where it was created by Elizabeth Goodfellow, a cooking school owner. Elizabeth developed Lemon Meringue Pie as a way to use fresh lemons – a delicacy in those days – and both the white and the yolk of eggs. Her creation was such a hit that it traveled all the way to Illinois, where it became a favorite of Abraham Lincoln. In fact, he loved it so much that he tracked down the recipe and brought it with him to the White House.

Our fresh take on Lemon Pie combines our signature custard filling with the zest and juice of freshly squeezed lemons. The custard is then baked inside our flakey, all-butter crust, and topped with a sweet sprinkling of powdered sugar for a treat that’s creamy, refreshing, and the perfect balance of tart and sweet. If you love lemon bars, you’ll love this pie even more!

So, the only question left to ask is, how will you choose to enjoy yours?

To order your Lemon Chess Pie, click HERE. We'll ship it to your door, or you can pick yours up at one of our four locations.

Want to share the love? These pies also make great gifts for friends, family, coworkers or clients.

Storage Instructions: To ensure the highest quality Lemon Chess Pie, store in the fridge for up to 5 days. When you're ready to enjoy, simply remove the pie from the fridge and serve.

If you plan to enjoy your Lemon Chess Pie later, cover and store in the freezer for up to six months.

Pairs Well With: This makes the perfect side dish for any of our savory pies, but especially Chicken Pot Pie and Pot Roast Pie!

Are you excited about this Pie of the Month? Leave a comment here and tell us what you think – we can’t wait to hear!

For more great recipes, ideas, and stories, check out Amanda’s cookbook, Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie, and the rest of the blog!