Pineapple Chess Pie


I have no idea if this pie should be put in the icebox since I have never had any leftovers!!!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup

  • cup milk, or as needed

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Mix the white sugar, cornmeal, eggs, melted butter, lemon juice, and the undrained crushed pineapple mixed with enough milk to make 3/4 cup. Do not over beat. Pour filling into one 9-inch unbaked pie shell.

  3. Bake pie at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until set and golden. This should take about 40 minutes. Serve pie at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

382 Calories
16g Fat
56g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 382
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 198mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.