Pumpkin Chess Pie

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 12-14
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Cooking Method: Bake


8 eggs
4 c sugar
2 c heavy cream
2/3 c melted butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 c mashed pumpkin
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 prepared pie crusts

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Susan Feliciano Recipe
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Oak Ridge, TN (pop. 29,330)
Member Since Jan 2011
Susan's notes for this recipe:
I found this on the web about chess pies:
Chess Pies: These pies have been identified with Southern cookery.
Egerton stated that the Chess pie did not show up in American cookbooks until the twentieth century. There are several stories as to how the name originated. One is it has to do with a pie safe or pie chest; it may have been called a chest pie at first. And the other story is the cook identified the pie as “jes pie” which later was called chess pie. There are many similar recipes with different flavors: brown sugar, chocolate, lemon. Some consider the chess pie and the pecan pie to be similar except for the nuts.

So here is another way to get a pumpkin flavor to your "Jes Pie"!
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Preheat oven to 350°F.

In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, cream, butter, flour, pumpkin, and vanilla. Mix until well blended and smooth; electric mixer is best. Pour into the prepared pie crusts.
Bake about 45-50 minutes, until filling is firm. Serve topped with whipped cream if desired.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Oct 16, 2011
I have a good recipe for Chess Pie somewhere...have not made it in a while now. But it's not a pumpkin one.
This sound interesting.
user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Oct 16, 2011
This tastes really good. Not too much like pumpkin pie, but every bit as good!
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Oct 16, 2011
I'll have to give it a try.
user Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl - Oct 17, 2011

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