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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE

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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE A SOUTHERN FAVORITE!

What is a Chess Pie?

Chess Pie is a Southern specialty.  It has a simple filling of eggs, sugar, butter, and a small amount of cornmeal and flour.  Yes, Cornmeal!  Do not worry.  You cannot taste the cornmeal and magically this pie comes out smooth and creamy.  Chess pie is a cousin to Buttermilk Pie and Egg Custard Pie.  If you have had either one of these pies, they have similar ingredients but with a slightly different taste and texture.   

How easy is this pie to make?

To make this chocolate chess pie, you mix sugar, cocoa, flour, cornmeal, and salt.  Use an electric mixer on low and gently combine these dry ingredients.  Slowly add the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla.  Blend well.  Pour into prebaked pie shell. Bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes until the center is set.  

Chess Pie A Holiday Tradition For Decades

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas you will see a Chess Pie on our holiday table of desserts.  Usually, my mother-in-law makes the pies.  She typically prepares a Chess pie without the Chocolate.  Floy, my mother-in-law, also makes her famous Pecan Pie She grew up in Tennessee.  Her mother, Ma Willie, who also grew up in Tennessee made these pies for her family.  I grew up in South Alabama where we had plenty of pecans.  You guess it.  Growing up, pecan pie was a staple on our holiday table.  Like Floy and Ma Willie, we had a chess pie too, and I still love them today. 

Making Chess Pie For My Family

When I started making chess pie for my family, being the chocolate lover, I am I added chocolate to the recipe.  Chocolate Chess pie has become one of my favorite pies.  It is full of chocolate and super creamy.  If you live in the south, chances are you have had a chess pie.  Chess pie is a Southern Tradition, and now you can taste why.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE A SOUTHERN FAVORITE!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 pieces
 
Ingredients
  • 1 - ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 TB all-purpose flour
  • 2 TB yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder
  • Four eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • Two teaspoons vanilla
  • One unbaked pie crust
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  2. To make this pie, you mix sugar, cocoa, flour, cornmeal, and salt. Use an electric mixer and gently combine these dry ingredients.
  3. Slowly add in the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla.
  4. Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients in the mixer and blend well.
  5. Pour into prebaked pie shell.
  6. Bake in a 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes OR the pie is set in the center.

 

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