With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I'd share this recipe for an old-fashioned pie from the treasure trove of recipes handed down to me.
My mother told me this pie recipe was handed down through my grandmother's family. Back in the day, family recipes were treasured and closely guarded.
I remember when my Great Aunt Hattie came to visit and made her Banana Pecan Cake, disclosing the recipe to my mother. She made my mother and me promise not to share it outside the family!
No Security Clearance Needed
If you've never heard of Chess Pie, it's not because it's Top Secret. It's just that it's rarely served in today's world.
That may be because it must be made from scratch. You won't find Chess Pie in the freezer section of the supermarket.
Momma made this pie often in the winter and served it warm. You can also serve it cold.
Be sure and have a cup of rich dark coffee to accompany this creamy sweet deliciousness.
Old Fashioned Chess Pie
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
2/3 cup melted butter
4 eggs beaten well
1 cup cream (you can use evaporated milk but it will alter the taste somewhat)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 unbaked pie crust (8-10 inch diameter)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix sugar and flour together and stir in melted butter. Mix well and let cool a bit. You don't want the melted butter to be super hot or the eggs will scramble when you add them.
Add the beaten eggs slowly, a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Next, add the cream and vanilla and blend well.
Place the unbaked pie crust shell on a heavy cookie sheet and pour the filling into the crust.
Bake in the preheated oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Serve warm with a warm raspberry or strawberry homemade syrup. (Just add sugar to taste to fresh berries and cook on medium heat until thickened, about 20 minutes.) Or serve cold with fresh fruit and/or whipped cream topping.
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