As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved sweets. My mom reminds me that as a kid I might have sold my family for a cookie. Chocolate by far is my favorite, and pies my least favorite. My apathy for pie as a child grew into a dislike as an adult. My good friend Kristy suggested that “cooked fruit” might be the issue, but I also have never been a fan of chocolate pies (crazy, I know).
So, instead of continuing to ponder why I don’t care for pie, I decided it wast time to try to bake one. Since this year has been all about dough, it was a logical addition to my baking/cooking challenges.
I wanted to avoid graham cracker style crusts because I thought a ‘real’ pie crust would be a better test. But, since the weather is already getting warmer, I wanted to try to do a light, citrus filling.
The answer? Lemon Chess Pie. A southern tradition, and a beginner-friendly recipe. It took me a few attempts to get the crust into the pie pan, but after that, the pie came together perfectly.
I enjoyed my slice of pie, but I think the others that ate it got a lot more joy out of the dessert. Still not a huge pie fan, but I’m more than happy to whip one up for those friends of mine that do.