I haven't done anything quite like that before, but it looked pretty cool in my head, so I set out to find a new pie recipe that looked like it would be relatively flat enough on top to look nice with that type of decoration.
It turned out really well! One of my very favorite pies (and probably the one I've baked the most often) is a Rhubarb Custard Pie, but I don't recall making any other custard pies, so this was a nice treat.
This pie is silky and tangy and a really nice after-dinner treat. Be sure to bake it in either one deep dish pie crust or 2 standard ones, as it makes a LOT of filling.
I used a storebought deep dish pie crust and I still had a little filling leftover.
Bill Clinton's Lemon Chess Pie
"Bill Clinton's favorite pie!!!" — Carolyn
Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter or margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and milk. Add flour, cornmeal, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until set in center.
Big Flavors Rating: 5 Stars