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Mama's Chess Pie Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
55 MIN 15 Prep + 40 Cook
Servings
$ /Serving
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Moderate Level
55 MIN 15 Prep + 40 Cook
8 Servings
$ /Serving

Mama's Chess Pie Recipe by Paula Deen

Moderate Level
55 MIN 15 Prep + 40 Cook
8 Servings
$ /Serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

Crust:

 

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.

 

Filling:

 

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.

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