Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Chess Pie for National Pie Day

***Wednesday, January 23rd is National Pie Day***

Confession... I will choose a pie over a piece of cake any day of the week... another confession I grew up in the south attended MANY church potlucks but never heard of a Chess Pie until moving to Kentucky.  With that said it's a revered southern classic dessert that I now see at every potluck and it's become my favorite behind a good old coconut cream.....yum!!!!
Chess Pie

3 eggs
1 1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp corn meal
1 tsp white vinegar
1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter (8 Tbsp), melted

  1. Beat eggs, add sugar, flour and cornmeal, mix well with spoon or spatula.
  2. Mix in vinegar, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add the butter last, mix well.
  4. Pour into unbaked 9" pie crust.
  5. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until firm in the middle. I baked mine for 60 minutes, turned the oven off, opened the door to look at it, then I left it in the oven with the door closed for another 60 minutes.

A few helpful hints
•Just stir this together with a spoon/spatula, no kitchen electrics.

•I've read the addition of flour in this recipe helps set the custard.

•Many folks call for leaving the pie in the oven to cool after the 50 minutes are up, I've read that helps set the custard too. I chose to do that.

•The corn meal is supposed to rise and get brown, it's makes a great crust.

•I used 2% milk, I have no doubt you could use anything: buttermilk, evaporated milk, any type of cream or half and half.

Hope you enjoy!!!

...the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.
Romans 8:6

Blessings to all ~

1 comment:

kylah's mommy said...

I'm a pie fan as well. Chess pie is one that you can usually make about anytime because most people have the ingredients already.