Lemon Lavender Chess Pie #SummerDessertWeek

by Erin

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek. While I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies, as always my opinions remain my own and I was not otherwise compensated.

All you have to do to take a traditional lemon chess pie to the next level is the simple addition of a couple teaspoons of lavender.

Today I am joining a team of bloggers to celebrate a week of summer desserts, dubbed #SummerDessertWeek! I know I’ve already shared a recipe for lemon chess pie (specifically Meyer lemon) and this recipe is nearly identical but it’s oh so different by the simple addition of a couple tablespoons of dried culinary lavender. Just enough to add an extra layer of flavor without being overpowering. And it’s just so dang pretty in a simplistic way!

After you’ve finished checking out the scads of other delicious treats shared today listed below, scroll all the way down to enter our giveaway thanks to the #SummerDessertWeek sponsors. In this particular recipe I used Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar and Adams Extract twice as strong vanilla and they provided an Instant Pot and prize-winning pound cake mix with a variety of extracts for the giveaway, respectively.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:

Pies of Summer:

Sweet Summertime Cakes:

No-Bake Treats:

Baked Desserts:

Sweet Sips:

Three years ago: Chinese Fried Rice

Four years ago: Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Fried Rice

Six years ago: Salted Nutella Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Makes 1 pie, serves 12-16


1 unbaked pie crust

3 eggs, separated

1-1/2 cups Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 Tbsp vinegar

1-1/2 tsp Adams Extract twice as strong vanilla

2 tsp dried culinary lavender


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place crust in a pie pan and crimp edges. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, melted butter, lemon juice, vinegar, and vanilla until blended. Gently fold in egg whites.
  4. Pour mixture into the pie crust, sprinkle lavender on top, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean and is browned on top.

Source: Adapted from my Meyer Lemon Chess Pie.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!

There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!

Scroll down to take a look!


Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract


Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Printed recipe ebook, Yeast (three 3-strips of Platinum), French Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/ Dough Cutter, Dough Whisk, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel


Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)


Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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Dorothy at Shockinglydelish July 16, 2018 - 8:29 pm

I grew up on chess pie! I have always had the traditional version. I am so excited to try this one with the lavender!

spiffycookie July 17, 2018 - 1:16 pm

You must! I so rarely stick to the traditional version now I can’t help but try all the variations!

Renee July 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

I’ve never made a chess pie before, but I’m a lover of lemon desserts. I know this will be delicious!

Elsie Ardry July 10, 2018 - 5:59 am

Thank you for this opportunity to enter. I was rejected before.

Leslie July 9, 2018 - 11:11 pm

In the summer, I want home made ice-cream.

Peabody Jennifer Johanson July 9, 2018 - 6:26 pm

Love the twist on the classic with the addition of lavender.

Kayla July 9, 2018 - 3:24 pm

I’m so in the mood for anything lemon these days. And adding lavender just sounds fantastic!

Jenni July 9, 2018 - 10:12 am

Lavender and lemon are such a beautiful combination, and I’m a huge fan of chess pie!

Malini July 9, 2018 - 8:19 am

OMG I love all things lavender and this looks SO good. Confession: I’ve never even HEARD of Chess pie. Can’t wait to try this.

spiffycookie July 9, 2018 - 9:13 am

Chess pie is more common in the South. One theory for where the name came from is when asked what kind of pie it is, the response was “just pie” which can sound like “cest pie” with a Southern accent which in turn sounds like “chess pie”. #themoreyouknow


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