Chess Pie

There are fancy chess pies – chocolate chess, amaretto chess, Key lime chess – but the true joy of chess pie is its clarity. Eggs, butter, sugar and a bit of cornmeal are the only necessary ingredients, and sometimes the only ingredients at all. A dash of vanilla or lemon zest gives it a twist, and some Dixie cooks include a teaspoon of vinegar that adds twang to its mighty sweet nature. Chess pie sometimes comes crowned with meringue or whipped topping, which can be fine for flavor but does detract from any texture the top of the filling may have gained in the oven.

Restaurants With This Dish

Bryce’s Cafeteria


Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen


Liliha Bakery


Large platter of fried chicken is backed by biscuits and fruit salad
Loveless Cafe


Meat loaf is on a plate crowded with green beans, squash casserole, and mac & cheese at Arnold's Country Kitchen
Arnold’s Country Kitchen


Texas Pie Company



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