Susan Feliciano Recipe

Pumpkin Chess Pie

By Susan Feliciano frenchtutor

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Susan's Story

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"!


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern

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Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Jan 5, 2012
This pie gets eaten up so fast it's amazing! Everyone that tastes it loves it, even those who think they don't like pumpkin!
Shirley Ray southerncook56
Jan 5, 2012
This recipe sounds yummy. Being from the south, chess pie usually has cornmeal in it. That's what makes it different than pecan pie, minus the pecans. I love anything with pumpkin.
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
Oct 21, 2011
My husband just finished a piece as a "snack" before heading out for an evening meeting. He pronounced it "excellent" and not a bit like pumpkin pie.
virginia parrish virginiaann
Oct 21, 2011
Saved this pie cause it looks so good. Gonna try this one for sure. Dont like regular pumpkin pie but love pumpkin bread, go figure.
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