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mom's chess pie

(29 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Erin Latch
savannah, TN

My mom passed this recipe on to me years ago. Everyone loves her chess pies!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a lovely chess pie recipe! Perfectly sweet, smooth, and creamy, chess pie is a simple vanilla custard pie. It's uncomplicated and unsophisticated... and that's the beauty of the pie. Most chess pie recipes include milk. This one, though, eliminates the milk and increases the butter which creates a brown butter flavor. Erin's recipe has a far richer flavor than most chess pies and is delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(29 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's chess pie

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 lg
  • 1 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1
    regular pie shell, defrosted

How To Make mom's chess pie

  • Melting butter in the microwave.
    Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in the microwave.
  • Cornmeal, sugar, and flour in a bowl.
    Mix cornmeal, sugar, and flour.
  • Eggs and melted butter added to the bowl.
    Add eggs and butter. Cream thoroughly.
  • Vinegar and vanilla extract added to the batter.
    Mix in vanilla and vinegar.
  • Batter poured into a pie shell.
    Pour into the pie shell and bake for 45 minutes.