Dec15 011

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Chesspie

chess pie
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
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Serves: 8
  • 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)
  1. Pre-bake pie shell according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  3. Whisk together all ingredients (except whipped cream and nutmeg) and pour into the pie shell.
  4. Bake for 30-35 mins until set.



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