Chess Pie III

Chess Pie III


"This recipe was used by my grandmother and passed to me in a box of old papers when she died. It is very rich, not for those counting calories."


servings 360 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.3g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine melted butter or margarine, eggs, and sugar. Mix well, then add cornmeal, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour into pastry shell.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until set and golden brown on top.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 66 Ratings


I doubled this recipe and made two pies. Good thing! This chess pie is EXCELLENT!! Just like my grandmother used to make. Don't over cook. Once the center sets, it's done. I've definitely ...

This IS chess pie as far as I'm concerned...EXACTLY as I enjoyed it as a child in TN. I had this recipe (handwritten from my mother)when I left home in the early 80's...lost it along the way som...

I baked this pie for the 35 minute time limit. It definitely needs to be cooked for at least 1 hour.

35 minutes????? You are probably reading this review because you followed the directions perfectly and it came out a liquid mess with a hard crust on top, right? That is because it absolutely n...

I give this 5 stars becaise its great. I was so tired of asking people to make me a chess pie or buying them at the store. I saw this today and made it today as well. Guess what it turned out pe...

So easy, and the first time a chess pie that I made actually 'set' and was edible. I did leave in the oven for about 55 minutes. Will make this again.

I have searched all over for this recipe. My neighbor across the street used to make this pie when I was a little girl and I loved it. It was the first thing I learned to cook. I lost the rec...

I think it was a great recipe; quick, easy, and tasted great. Even my picky son now claims this to be his favorite pie. While some ovens may bake this in 35 minutes, mine took 55 minutes to se...

very very good pie. The best chess pie i have ever had. I have tried alot of recipes but this one is the best. i even put choc chips in it, for a change of pase.