Recipe: Pastry Chef Ann Kirk’s Citrus Chess Pie

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Ann Kirk’s lovely Citrus Chess Pie.

If you’re in need of some inspiration for KCRW’s Good Food Pie Contest coming up on Sunday, October 4, we’ve got a sweet, little fix for you. One of this year’s pie contest judges, Ann Kirk, who is the pastry chef at Little Dom’sDominick’s and 101 Coffee Shop, shared with us her inventive take on chess pie.

Ann’s Citrus Chess Pie filling calls for lemons and oranges or tangerines, which can be substituted for any combination of citrus. It’s a lovely dessert that makes the most of Southern California’s citrus bounty. Check out your local farmers’ market, and you’ll find lots of wonderful varieties to experiment with.

We’ll leave it to you to get creative and come up with your own winning version.