Chess Pie 

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So, this is the first year I've ever heard of Chess Pie.  All my life, living in the South for 32 years, never heard of it!
I bought Alton Browns book earlier this year and he had a recipe for a Chocolate Chess Pie.  I had plans to make it sometime, but never got around to it.  
Then, my sister-in-law told me her favorite pie was Chess Pie and I knew i had to make it for Thanksgiving so she could have it.  
It is a really sweet, creamy-like custard type of pie. Very rich and very good. The way it crust on top is a little heaven in each bite! 


  • 2 cups of sugar 
  • 2tbsp flour 
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cups buttermilk 
  • 1/2 cup butter-melted 
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 unbaked pie crust 


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and flour.
  • Beat in the eggs and buttermilk until blended.
  • Stir in the melted butter and vanilla.
  • Pour filling into the pie crust.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes until set