Classic Chess Pie

  • jddaniels1982 Posted: 06/21/09
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    My poor mom and I had to listen to my dad rave about the women in his family and their cooking the entire time I was coming up. (My mom is a lot of things, but a cook she ain't!) I fixed this pie for Father's Day and he LOVED it! I won't kid you - I don't know what a good chess pie is supposed to taste like - but everybody who had a piece said it was excellent. So if you want to make your first chess pie, I'd start right here.

  • hfsjr243 Posted: 09/03/09
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    I have made this pie several times in the past. I had lost the recipe until today. Thank you! This recipe reminds me of Grandmother Buttrey's chess pie. (she is no longer with us and she took her recipe with her) This was always served at family gatherings, especially holidays. I always get rave reviews. Great old country recipe. Thank you again.

  • TanyaEll Posted: 03/23/10
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    My family loved this pie. I made it with toasted coconut and it was perfect. I have already made it twice and have requests for more. Great taste and easy to make!!

  • allgray824 Posted: 11/12/10
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    I bought the Southern Living cookbook at Costco last night and found this recipe. I tried it and it was wonderful. Now everyone wants the recipe, so I'm online to share it with others.

  • twoemeralds Posted: 01/27/12
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    Growing up, Chess Pie was a true comfort food for me. Whatever the reason, I had never made one of my own until now... WOW, this pie is wonderful and came out perfect!! After 50 minutes of baking at 350 degrees F, I turned the oven off and let the pie sit in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.

  • rcturner525 Posted: 09/03/12
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    This pie was delicious and so easy! The only tricky part is blind-baking the crust, which requires a little experience (just make sure the aluminum foil is completely pressed against the crust to prevent it shrinking). My 7-year-old made the filling (with my supervision), and really she didn't need much help at all. We made the coconut version, which was really good. If I make the coconut one again, I will use unsweetened coconut, since the pie is already very sweet and sweetened flaked coconut made it just shy of cloying. But our friends loved it, my daughter was very proud, and it tasted just as a southern chess pie should (said this Georgia native!)

  • PeggyBragg Posted: 06/27/13
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    This pie was delicious and so easy. I had tried to make a chess pie from another recipe, and the pie was a failure. This was so easy and my husband loved it! I will never buy another chess pie. Peggy - Nashville, Tenn.

  • SheilaZoda Posted: 02/04/14
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    LOVED THIS PIE. MY FAMILY WILL SEE MORE OF THIS PIE ON OUR DINNER TABLE.

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