Once again, it is time to bake a chess pie as we are invited to a friend's house for dinner. This is my favorite recipe from


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon white cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust


Whisk together the eggs, sugar, melted butter, cornmeal, buttermilk, salt, and vanilla. Blend well and pour into an unbaked 9-inch pastry shell. Bake in at 375° on the bottom rack of the oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350° and bake 20 minutes longer.

The only adjustments I make are to cut sugar content in half and add 1 shot of bourbon. It is a hit every time!