Chess Pie

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • Ingredients

  • 1 (9inch)pie shells, unbaked
  • 4eggs
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1/4 cupbutter, softened
  • 1tablespoonvinegar
  • 1tablespooncornmeal
  • 1tablespoonflour
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine filling ingredients in mixing bowl; beat on high speed 3 to 5 minutes or until very well mixed.
  • Pour into pastry shell.
  • Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  • Cool before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “A big hit with friends and family.A real treat for my friends in New England.
    A few tips…
    Pie is done when there is no wave while you pull out oven rack.Should be a firm top.
    Topreventtop from cracking, turn oven off, then crack door open. Let rest in oven 15 minutes.
    Bake pie crust first.Make a collar around the crust with foil.Remove collar while pie is still hot.
    Use whitevinegar.
    Serve cold.When I’m homesick for Texas, this is my serious comfort food. Thank you, Susie!”

  • “This was easier to make than previous versions I’ve tried, and the flavor was fantastic! Everyone here loved it. I served it with blueberries and strawberries – yum! Thank you for posting the recipe.”

  • “I didn’t do the pie plain. I watched Food Network’s ‘Best Thing I Ever Ate’ and was drooling over a pie they showed. It was a chess pie, with broken up Black & White cookies in it. Well, I used this as the chess pie portion of the creation, and it was great. Even though I didn’t taste the pie plain, the overall taste was awesome, so it can’t be that this pie is not! You know? 🙂 The pie was amazing with one big b&w cookie broken into the bottom of the pie. Try it! I will try the pie plain next. Easiest pie ever!”

  • “Perfect! My husband is now addicted to this pie.”

  • “This was perfect.My fiance is from Texas, and all he ever talks about is chess pie.I had never had it, but I decided to make it for Christmas.Since I couldn’t find a recipe in any of my cookbooks, I looked here and found this one.It was so easy to make, and the fiance says that it tastes EXACTLY like how they make it in Texas.I liked it too!!!I also had to cook it a little longer to get it completely firm.”

  • “It was so easy to make! I couldn’t believe the simplicity of this recipe. I had to add additional cook time to ensure that it cooked all the way through but it tasted delicious!!!! I’m making it this Thanksgiving!”

  • “Everytime I make it I get compliments.Great recipe.”

  • “I have never had nor made a Chess Pie, but have heard of them.I LOVED IT.And so did my DH who normally doesn’t like sweets.Will make again for sure!I need to cook a little more than 35 min, but that is an oven issue for me, not a recipe issue.Defintately nothing to change my rating.”

  • “Oh. My. Goodness. This was the first chess pie I’ve ever made and all I can say is that it is certainly not the last time I’ll be whipping up this delicious treat!”

  • “This is how a chess pie is supposed to taste! I’ve tried several other recipes here on ‘zaar and none was just right.This was and will be made again…and again. Thanks!”

  • “I made one for my son’s teacher, Mrs. Baugh (it is Teacher Appreciation Day) and she cried, saying she loved chess pie and noone brought her anything today. I’m sure she will love it like we did. Thanks for the recipe. I think it’s GREAT.”

  • “My hubby loved this. Some of my kids liked it, some did not. I thought it was good. Not great but certainly not poor. I may make it again for hubby- it was very easy. I had had a chess pie only one other time so it was nice to try something different.”

  • “WOW WOW WOW – This was soooo easy and tasted great.My hubby asked me to bake one for the “guys” at work.They ranted and raved.They were full of compliments!”

  • “This pie is very good. I have made it three times in the last week. The first time, I Substituted 1/3 c fructose +2/3 c sugar, and it was great. The second time, I just used the sugar. Great again. The third time (for the big Thanksgiving feast) I used just fructose – and of course, it didn’t rise. Lesson learned. Next time, and there will be a next time, it is necessary to use at least some actual sugar. —”

  • “This is a wonderful pie! So easy to throw together.It was very difficult to stop DH from eating the whole thing in one night!!”

  • “This was my first time making a chess pie.It turned out perfectly.Every one loved it. I have submitted a picture.Would recommend this for anyone wanting to try baking a chess pie but have had failed attempts at custard pies before”

  • “I use this recipe out of a family reunion recipe book.It is rich, but with vanilla ice cream, it is the best.Better that pecan!!! I’m serious!”