I love custard like desserts and I love pies! I kept seeing this Chesspie recipe in several of the Southern cookbooks I own and online, and I have been wanting to try it since.
I found this recipe from Deep South Dish and it seemed unbelievably simple and easy to make. I did love that hint of lemony aroma and taste that took away that sometimes overpowering egginess of egg pies.
When I posted this photo on facebook, one of my friends commented that his grandmother used to make a chocolate chesspie. Now I'm intrigued! I'll have to try the chocolate version next.
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Chesspie
Recipe type: Dessert
- 1½ cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons All-purpose Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ cup Butter, melted and cooled
- ½ cup Buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 4 Eggs
- Zest from 1 Lemon
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 Unbaked Pie Shell
- Whipped Cream and Nutmeg (optional)
- Pre-bake pie shell according to package directions.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Whisk together all ingredients (except whipped cream and nutmeg) and pour into the pie shell.
- Bake for 30-35 mins until set.