Lemon Curd in a Crust

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Lemon chess pie of the South is really a lemon meringue pie without the meringue, but the name “chess” comes from a specifically English use of the word “cheese.” The English and the French of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were extremely fond of custards, puddings, and creams, which they often thickened by heating milk until it curdled or made clabber, the first step in domestic cheese making. Eggs were added to the clabber, along with a flavoring like “orringes” or lemons, vanil