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Chess Pie

This classic Chess Pie is absolutely delicious!
Prep Time14 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time54 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: chess pie, easy pie, holiday dessert
Servings: 1 pie


  • 1 deep dish pie shell
  • 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons butter or margarine melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal I used white self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon white distilled vinegar


  • Melt butter in microwave and set aside. Beat sugar, cornmeal and eggs in a bowl with mixer. Add buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla. With a spoon stir in melted butter. Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Turn off oven and leave pie in oven until oven cools.