Chess pie

Chess Pie Recipe

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ginger skaggs


This is one of my great-grandmothers recipes. It is one of my favorites and my childrens. The original recipe had no measurements other than a handful of sugar or walnut sized butter or a scant cup of milk. It's easy to make and rich.

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10 Min
35 Min


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon cornmeal
2 tablespoons flour
2 whole eggs
1/2 lemon or equivalent
1/2 cup whole milk
1 unbaked pie shell

How to Make Chess pie


  • 1Cream the first 4 ingredients together.
  • 2Add remaining ingredients except for pie crust and mix well.
  • 3Prepare pie crust by poking holes in it to prevent crust from bubbling.
  • 4Add pie filling and bake at 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until center doesn't jiggle. Cool before cutting.

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About Chess pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy