Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Chess Pie a Southern Delight

What is a Chess Pie you ask? Well this is a very Southern pie. Something that Paula Dean has DEFINITELY made if you know what I mean. Well a Chess Pie is consider part of the custard or sugar pie family. Similar to a buttermilk pie if you have had one of those.

This is the recipe I used to make my chess pie:

2 Cups Sugar
1 Tbsp Corn Meal
1 Tbsp Flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
4 Eggs
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs lightly together in a bowl first then mix together mix the remaining ingredients until it is all incorporated. Pour into an unbaked pie crust and slide into the oven for 40-50 minutes or until the pie look set up (doesn't giggle). Cracking in the top of the pie is common.

Easy pie crust recipe- go to the store and buy a Pillsbury pie crust!

Just kidding here is my recipe:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

  • Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
  • Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate. 

Pre-Pie Filling

Crust with filling and in the oven.
All done

MMMMMMMM sugary goodness

Oh yeah, cut that beauty!

Look at that beauty!

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