Mama's Chess Pie Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 55 MINUTES

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  • 3 sticks butter, divided, 1 for crust, 2 for filling
  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 7 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal




Cut 1 stick butter into flour and salt. Slowly add ice water. Knead dough and roll out on dough board, or press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.




Preheat oven to 350°. Cream 2 sticks butter and sugar; add egg yolks, vanilla and cream. Gently blend in cornmeal. Pour into chess pie pastry. Bake until light brown on top, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Mama's Chess Pie


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1 Review

amy 11/26/2014
Very good but sw

Very good but sweet..after it sits in the frig for a few days it taste even better!

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