Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pie Heaven

Yes, this is yet another pie recipe. This one is incredibly easy and my all-time favorite. This is Sausage Von Trapp's grandmother's recipe for Chess Pie. This is a freaky recipe, I mean it has vinegar and corn meal in it, how weird is that?! But something happens in the oven and it comes out golden brown with a thin crust that gives way to a wonderful sweet filling that I can only describe as heaven. And it's easy, it takes about 3 minutes to put together and an hour to bake and that's it.

Chess Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
3 eggs
1 tablespoon corn meal
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk

Mix sugar, butter, milk and vinegar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla and corn meal. Mix well and pour into uncooked pie shell. Cook at 350 for 1 hour, until the top is golden brown.

Serves 1, if it's me.

Eating this warm with a cup of coffee is bliss.


Diane said...

it does sound very odd. but easy. too bad it only serves one. :)

The Captain said...

I'm a 1, I guess I could double it so the wife could have one too. I'm so curious about Chess pie, I'm going to make one. I remember we talked about it once before, and I thought it was a typo. I thought it was Cheese pie, which is just weird and could probably cause some serious intestinal obstructions.

Mr.Macabre said...

It serves 1 Mr. Macabre or 8 or 10 normal servings. It's kind of like pecan pie without the pecans.

Might want to put a ring of tin foil around the edge of the pie crust to keep it from overbrowning, taking it off after about 30 minutes.

The Captain said...

Mine's in the oven, I let you know how it turns out!

The Captain said...

I just had a slice for breakfast, and I'm feeling guilty because I want to go have another piece. The crust that forms on the top is magically delicious! This is a super easy and delicious pie, and is now Captain approved!
(Insert picture of me giving the thumbs up and winking my eye)

Mr.Macabre said...

I just made 2 this morning, one for my dad for father's day and one for myself to selfishly hoard.

Glad you liked it! Go ahead and have another piece, remember, guilt is for the weak!