Erin Latch Recipe

Mom's Chess Pie

By Erin Latch erinlatch

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Erin's Story

My mom passed this recipe on to me years ago. Everyone loves her chess pies!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a lovely recipe! Perfectly sweet, smooth and creamy... What's not to love??


1 Tbsp
1 1/4 c
2 Tbsp
1 stick
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1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
regular pie shell

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in microwave.
Mix cornmeal, sugar and flour.
Add eggs and butter. Cream throughly.
Mix in vanilla and vinegar. Pour into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Thanksgiving Table

  • Comments

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    vicky hunt rachaelsmom - Sep 12, 2010
    I adore this pis..My Grandmother Taylor made this for me soooo much when I was little..
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    Abby Johnson abbers - Sep 14, 2010
    abby johnson [abbers] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
    Kids in the Kitchen
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    Avery Davis-Fletcher TexAvery - Oct 12, 2010
    My mother used to make this very same pie. After her Brown Sugar Pie, it was our favorite. I've not had this version of chess pie since she died over 30 years ago. I will have to make it soon. Thanks for posting.
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    Diann Wilkins diannw - Oct 16, 2010
    I'm mom! Erin makes this pit better than I do. It's a great pie. You will usually have all the ingredience in the kitchen. Thanks Erin for sharing it with others.
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    Brenda Crafton idothecookin - Nov 9, 2010
    I love chess pie! Anybody know where it originated? Back in the western days women cooked with what they had on hand. As mentioned, the ingredients are pretty much staples in the kitchen. One day the husband came home and asked as he came in, "What's for supper"? The wife told him. Then he asked, "What kind of pie is that"? Wife said, "Jest pie". In later years it became known as "Chess Pie"!
    Really, this is the truth! Just a little something I remember reading in one of Louis Lamour's western books.