Thursday, October 22, 2009

chess pie

if you haven't had this you must try! its not for the faint of heart. its very sweet and rich but oh so delicious, way way better than its ingredients and unlike anything else. this is my great aunt mae's recipe. i've seen a ton online but they all have very different proportions of these ingredients. this is in my opinion, the very very best.

aunt mae’s chess pie

3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 stick melted butter
2 tbsp cornmeal
5 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
9 inch unbaked pie shell (homemade or store bought)

mix together eggs, sugar, vanilla and melted butter. In a separate bowl whisk together cornmeal, buttermilk, and salt. Mix wet ingredients into dry until well combined.
Pour mixture into unbaked shell.
bake at 450 for 10 minutes then 350 for one more hour. Watch center, it should be barely jiggly when you take it out and top should be very brown.

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