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Chess Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Chess Pie, by , is from Chef's of RodnReel Volume 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandra Conner
Added: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 9-inch shell

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar first. Add salt, vanilla, milk, and egg yolks. Place in oven and cook until a knife comes out clean. You can also check by jiggling the pie, if it firms up and stops jiggling you'll know you're good to go.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There's several stories about this pie and it's unusual name. The one that I was told was that a woman was making this pie and someone asked her what it was called and she said "jess pie!"
Hence chess pie evolved.

 

 

 

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