Mama's Chess Pie
Blue Ribbon Recipe
This old family recipe is a gem. It's creamy and smooth with a sweet, rich brown butter flavor. Brushing egg white on the crust and par-baking it helps the crust hold up well. It gives the crust excellent flakiness. Easy to make, this is a divine holiday dessert. We're ready to try the lemon version too!
Note: Use a pie shield or foil to cover the pie crust when baking to prevent over-browning. We also suggest baking this on a cookie sheet to prevent the filling from coming out of the pie shell. The Test Kitchen
How to Make Mama's Chess Pie
- NOTE: You can make this a lemon chess pie by adding 1/4 cup lemon juice and the zest from one lemon.