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chess pie

Chess Pie

A staple in Southern cuisine, the chess pie’s distinct, sweet flavor, coupled with its rich, custardy texture, make it a beloved dessert that has been passed down through generations. This timeless treat is easy to make and can be enjoyed year-round, whether you’re craving a slice of nostalgia or simply looking for comfort food at home!

  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 a cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • unbaked pie crust

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a stand mixer
  • Add the cornmeal, cream, vinegar and vanilla until combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time until mixed thoroughly.
  • Pour mixture into the unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Then reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and bake another 35 minutes until the middle isn’t jiggly anymore. Stick a knife in the middle and it should come out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 2 hours until room temperature.
  • Can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 days, then refrigerated for up to a week.
  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of the pie
  • Calories: 578
  • Sugar: 50 g
  • Sodium: 316 mg
  • Fat: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 74 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 141 mg

Keywords: pie, pastry, dessert