Colonial Chess Pie

Colonial Chess Pie


"I'm a guy that does almost no cooking, but I can bake this. Turns out good every time. Not for someone on a diet, or with sugar problems. A big hit, with the young and old alike!"


1 h 35 m servings 292 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 292 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 272 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a saucepan, combine white sugar, brown sugar, flour and salt. Pour in milk and add margarine. Heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and margarine is melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolk, egg and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in cooled sugar mixture. Pour into pie crust.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until top is puffed and edges are golden brown. Allow to cool before slicing.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 6 Ratings


Something is wrong with this recipe besides not indicating the temperature to cook it at. I carefully measured all ingredients but the "batter" produced only fills about 1/3 of the pie shell?? ...

This recipe is excellent. The pie is delicious and simple to make.

I know this as a sugar pie. Grandma made these when I was little. The directions are pretty close to hers, only she covered the edges of the pie with a crust cover or foil to keep them from burn...