Mama's Chess Pie

2
Cathy Smith

By
@GrannyGrumpsTable

This particular recipe is quite old, it is older than I am so it is 56* years. It has graced almost every Thnsgiving and Christmas dinner and still one of my favorites.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn meal
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla *see note*
  • 1
    unbaked pie shell *see note*

How to Make Mama's Chess Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Note* I love a flakey crust so have found this to help, while baking keep a beaten egg white handy, brush the unbaked pie shell bottom and sides with the beaten egg white and bake that for 7-minutes, let it cool then proceed on.
  2. Beat eggs and butter till lite and lemon colored. Sprinkle in the remaining dry ingredients. Then add the evaporated milk and vanilla.
  3. Pour this into the pie shell and bake for 55-65 minutes until set.
  4. NOTE* You can make this a lemon chess pie by adding 1/4 cup lemon juice and the zest from one lemon.

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About Mama's Chess Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom




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