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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.

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  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.3g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 211 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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.
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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 added this one to my recipe box! Thanks.


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 somewhere. Glad to have it again. In the past month or so I've made about a half dozen chess pies - I simply cannot resist sharing with my less- (or not-at-all-)Southern friends and loved ones. They've all turned out spot-on perfect. Rave reviews all around (Southern, Not-so-Southern, Not-at-all Southern friends alike in their compliments!) Thanks to Clair for sharing!


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