Chess Pie…yum!

My sister wants me to make a Chess pie (or as we call it in the South, cornmeal pie). I made one last year and it was a little too runny. So I’ve been looking for different cornmeal pie recipes online trying to find one that will work. This is the one I tried today and oh my, it turned out wonderful!
It’s pretty simple to make and the baking time really makes a difference!
So, even if you’re not southern, I think you’ll still enjoy this delicious dessert!

1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together. Mix in the eggs, then stir in the cornmeal, evaporated milk and vinegar until smooth.
3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut and top servings with whipped cream.

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  1. This sounds good. I don’t think I have ever had this. I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing

  2. Chess pie (or as we call it in the South, cornmeal pie)

    I am a TN girl but never ever heard chess pie called cornmeal pie. I am 67 and we go home all my aunts show up for big picnic with all kinda pies and cakes. As my 94 yr old aunt told me last visit chess pie is just pecan pie without the pecans.

  3. I remember my Grandmother making these pies andif they are done right they are delicious.I have actually never made one but have always thought about trying it.

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