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Week 46: Chess Pie (Virginia)

Chess pie is quite simple and easy to make. You don't need too many ingredients, but the result is always delicious.

Some people claim that chess pie was named after chestnut flour that was used in the recipe.

Other's claim that "chess" is the interpretation of a southern accent where it was named "just pie".

The just could have been pronounced "jes", which may have been interpreted as chess.

Chess pie is really easy to make and doesn't require a lot of time out of your day. Simply dust some powdered sugar on the top and serve.


|Level:👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours|Serves: 8|



  • Pie Crust


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and prepare your pie crust in a 9-inch pan.

  2. In a large bowl, mix all your ingredients for the filling. Pour into your prepared pie crust, and bake for 45 minutes. Cool for two hours, and dust with powdered sugar.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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