Mother's Chess Pie

Mother's Chess Pie

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Edited on Oct 06, 2004

This has been a family favorite at holiday meals for several generations. I have yet to see a chess pie recipe anywhere like it. It quickly becomes the favorite of anyone I make it for. My mother died in 1977, and she was the only one that made it and had the recipe. It fell to me to carry on the tradition.


4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons Carnation evaporated milk
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 8 or 9 inch pie unbaked pie crust


Beat eggs and sugar till light and lemon colored approximately 5 minutes. Then add remaining ingredients one at a time incorporating well after each addition. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 325 degrees one hour. It is wonderful served slightly warm but just as good cold.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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