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Chess Pie

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Chess Pie
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Remarkably simple and unforgettably delicious, Chess Pie is a Southern staple for good reason.

Ingredients

1
refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
2
cups granulated sugar
2
tablespoons fine-ground yellow cornmeal
1
tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4
cup whole milk
1
tablespoon white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
Powdered sugar, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 425° F.
  • 2 Unroll pie crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate; press firmly against side and bottom. Fold over excess dough along edges, and pinch to seal; flute edges or press down with fork.
  • 3 Place sheet of cooking parchment paper on top of pie crust; fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake crust 5 minutes, then remove parchment paper and beans. Bake another 2 to 3 minutes or until crust is just set and golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly. Reduce oven temperature to 350° F.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir granulated sugar, cornmeal, flour, salt, melted butter, milk, vinegar and vanilla until well combined. In small bowl, beat eggs slightly, then add to sugar mixture; stir until well combined.
  • 5 Pour filling into pie crust. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until filling is set and top of pie is deep golden brown. If crust edges brown too quickly during baking, cover edges with foil.
  • 6 Cool pie about 1 hour or until completely cooled on cooling rack before cutting. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Tips  

Add a teaspoon of grated orange or lemon peel to pie filling, or swap whole milk for buttermilk for a unique flavor variation.

Pie can be served at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Information 
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