Southern Chess Pie

  • 65 mins
  • 10 ingredients


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbs corn meal
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 (9 Inch) unbaked pie shell
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for serving
  • Mint leaves for garnish

This is a super simple traditional southern pie. The secret ingredient is the vinegar, which gives the pie and incredible flavor.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together.
  • Mix in the eggs, then stir in the cornmeal, evaporated milk and vinegar until smooth.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 300 degrees and cook for another 40 minutes.
  • Let cool the cut and top servings with whipped cream and garnish with mint leaves.
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  1. I made this pie this evening so far it looks great! My family has made this pie for generations. This is very simple and it omitted apple jelly.

    Glenda Washington, Chef, CA, AS February 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply

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