The story behind this pie is that an Amish farmer came in from working in the fields, took one bite of this delicious pie and said this pie is as good as Bob and Andy which were his two prize gelding work horses. It reminds me of a rich, spicy chess pie.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat all ingredients together very well and pour into a 9 inch unbaked pie shell.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Pie will quiver. This is ok! The top will be puffed up when you remove the pie from the oven and will fall down after it has cooled. This is ok, too! Best served at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 56.7g 18% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 78.4mg 26% DV; sodium 142.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
My 93 year old mother-in-law grew up in rural Indiana. She lately started to talk about this pie, which I had never heard of. I used this recipe and she just loved it. Apparently it was very much like what she remembered eating 75+years ago. Thank you so much for posting this old recipe. It made her so happy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is not CHESS PIE. Or maybe it is.. Chess custard pie. This is the worst example of a chess pie i've ever seen. It's just terrible. It takes two pie crust to use all of the ingredients and those need to be DEEP DISH. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
My 93 year old mother-in-law grew up in rural Indiana. She lately started to talk about this pie, which I had never heard of. I used this recipe and she just loved it. Apparently it was very much like what she remembered eating 75+years ago. Thank you so much for posting this old recipe. It made her so happy! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I loved this pie so much. It's light custardy and spicy. Absolutely fantastic! Very very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
This is not CHESS PIE. Or maybe it is.. Chess custard pie. This is the worst example of a chess pie i've ever seen. It's just terrible. It takes two pie crust to use all of the ingredients and those need to be DEEP DISH. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
This come out pretty good, but I did make some adjustments. It's very similar to my chess pie recipe and I knew that the 45 minutes wouldn't be enough time in the oven, so I lowered the oven to 300 and cooked it for 1 1/2 hours, the way my chess pie is done, and it came out beautifully. A 9" deep dish pie crust held it all nicely. For those who have had a problem with spilling the filling on the way to the oven; put the crust on a cookie sheet, set it on the oven rack and then pour the filling in, slide the rackin carefully. This prevents spills and catches any cook-over mess in the oven. This pie was very good, but I won't make it again. The taste is very, very close to a pumpkin pie - and I don't like pumpkin pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
I have a version of this pie that has been handed down through our family, very similar, but ours is called Bob Andy pie. Very good recipe but it does almost take an hour to bake. And, no, it is not CHESS PIE by no means. One of my favorites! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
This pie was OK. Nothing to rave about. Basically a custard pie with a crunchy topwith a cinnamonish flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2006
I had never made any kind of custard pie but was looking to try one. This pie is so different to anything i have ever had, it took much longer to cook than the directions given, the filling was liquid when put in the oven but then gets thicker and thicker until its a nice firm custard. I will definitly make it again, all my friends loved it because it was so different ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
Loved the pie definitely reminds me of pecan pie without the pecans. Fits in a 9-inch pie crust almost perfectly. I put the pie crust in another larger pan while filling the crust and until the pie started to firm otherwise it is hard to get it in the oven without spilling. Thanks for the recipe our family of 5 thought it was great!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2006
I liked this pie. I had all the ingredients even though it was 3 days before grocery day. Baked it 15 minutes longer than advised. Great taste. Took it to church social. Really enjoyed it. Read More
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