Pa Pa's Chess Pie


"This is a rich, fluffy egg custard type pie. My Grandfather loved this pie and the recipe has been handed down through the years. You can cut the sugar in half if so desired. This pie calls for lemon extract, but doesn't taste like lemon."


55 m servings 308 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.1g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. Mix in flour, then 1/2 cup milk. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Mix until smooth, then stir in the remaining 1 cup milk.
  3. Gently fold egg whites into milk mixture. Pour half of mixture into each pastry shell.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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  1. 6 Ratings


i make this pie all the time, i use evaporated milk in place of the reg. milk and i don't use the lemon flavor. i have used brown sugar instead of white. we really like it at our house. GREAT RE...

I have never had chess pie. My friends were talking about how good it is and easy to make so I looked it up and made this one. Really easy. I had to cook it a lot longer but there wasnt any left...

I gave this recipe to my sister, and she made it at home. She said it was really good. When she came to visit, I got her to make it for us, and it was really good. She used brown sugar instead...

This does not taste like chess pie at all. It is a very good custard pie, and they brown up beautifully with the beaten egg whites mixed in, but I was a little dissapointed. Probably won't mak...

Could leave out the lemon extract!!!

This deserves more that 5 stars. Wow, this is a great pie. I wanted to try a Chocolate Chess Pie, but didn't like those recipes. So I choose this one instead. Only wanted 1 pie, so I made half ...