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Mama’s Chess Pie

By Paula Deen
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 15

Ingredients

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

Directions

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 °F. 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.