Lemon Chess Pie

Lemon Chess Pie
Photo by Alexandra Grablewski

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs. ice-cold heavy cream or evaporated milk, more or less as needed
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chilled vegetable shortening
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1/8 tsp. salt
    • 1-½ Tbs. yellow cornmeal
    • ¼ tsp. table salt
    • 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
    • 3 large eggs

Sift the flour, sugar, and salt together in a medium-size to large bowl. Using a pastry blender, a big serving fork, or the tips of your fingers, cut in or pinch or squeeze the shortening until the mixture resembles a bowl of sweet peas. Tossing the mixture quickly and lightly with a fork, sprink...

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