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Pie recipe
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Patti Purdom    Posted 11-15-2004 at 16:22:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a pie recipe. The name is"Chess Pie" My husband worked with some black ladies years ago in Nashville. He was just getting started as a chef there and they made this. He says it had several eggs and was similiar to a custard or buttermilk pie. If anyone has this recipe I would be grateful to get a copy. Thanks.
Happy cooking,

~Lenore    Posted 11-15-2004 at 18:38:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cornmeal
1 tbsp. vinegar
3 3/4 stick butter
Vanilla or lemon flavoring

Beat eggs, add sugar, cornmeal, vinegar and flavoring. Melt butter and add. Bake in unbaked pie shell at 400 degrees until done; top will be golden brown. This is the best Chess Pie and easy to make.

mark / mn ?    Posted 11-15-2004 at 19:20:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
what kind of vinegar ? what would be a good
base measurment to start with on the vanilla
or lemon ( I assume they're a to taste
measurment )

~Lenore    Posted 11-15-2004 at 19:27:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
mark, just plain white vinegar, is what you use.

I would put 2 teaspoons of vanilla and just 1 teaspoon of lemon.

It is really good and so easy.

Mark Thanks Lenore!    Posted 11-15-2004 at 19:37:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you kindly! Made the first one tonight,
and I'll give this one a try tomorrow. Everyone
expects pies here for the holidays so it's up to
me while my bride is making her I just gotta figure out how to
burn that big chicken in the freezer ; )

~Lenore    Posted 11-15-2004 at 19:57:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are running out of time!!
You need to take it out and defrost it now!!
Chicken or turkey?

mark    Posted 11-15-2004 at 20:01:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
turkey. I didn't think it needed out to thaw until
next tuesday.

~Lenore    Posted 11-15-2004 at 20:42:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Next Monday would be best. Forgive me I celebrated Thanksgiving Saturday and I am confused!!
What kind was your first pie?
I was told if you cool them completely and wrap them in foil or plastic wrap they will keep well in the freezer.
You know if you do a great job on this, you might become the offical baker of the family.
Bon Appetit'.

mark/mn    Posted 11-16-2004 at 12:12:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tried that first Chess recipe posted, it hadn't
cooled and set enough to eat it lastnight so
we'll munch it tonight.

If I screw these up enough I may not be asked
to bake another pie again : )

~Lenore    Posted 11-16-2004 at 12:57:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very hard to mess them up; unless you try real hard.
Let me know how you like them.
The two I baked were devoured very quickly.

Hawk    Posted 11-15-2004 at 16:24:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Southern Chess Pie
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9" pastry shell
Melt butter and chocolate; pour into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, flour, salt, milk, eggs, and vanilla; beat with electric mixer for 6 minutes. Pour filling into pastry shell; bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

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