This recipe was used by my grandmother and passed to me in a box of old papers when she died. It is very rich, not for those counting calories.

CLYON

Recipe Summary

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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  • In a medium mixing bowl combine melted butter or margarine, eggs, and sugar. Mix well, then add cornmeal, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour into pastry shell.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until set and golden brown on top.

Nutrition Facts

360 calories; protein 3.2g 7% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 100.3mg 33% DV; sodium 210.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
This IS chess pie as far as I'm concerned...EXACTLY as I enjoyed it as a child in TN. I had this recipe (handwritten from my mother)when I left home in the early 80's...lost it along the way somewhere. Glad to have it again. In the past month or so I've made about a half dozen chess pies - I simply cannot resist sharing with my less- (or not-at-all-)Southern friends and loved ones. They've all turned out spot-on perfect. Rave reviews all around (Southern Not-so-Southern Not-at-all Southern friends alike in their compliments!) Thanks to Clair for sharing! Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2005
I baked this pie for the 35 minute time limit. It definitely needs to be cooked for at least 1 hour. Read More
(26)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2004
This IS chess pie as far as I'm concerned...EXACTLY as I enjoyed it as a child in TN. I had this recipe (handwritten from my mother)when I left home in the early 80's...lost it along the way somewhere. Glad to have it again. In the past month or so I've made about a half dozen chess pies - I simply cannot resist sharing with my less- (or not-at-all-)Southern friends and loved ones. They've all turned out spot-on perfect. Rave reviews all around (Southern Not-so-Southern Not-at-all Southern friends alike in their compliments!) Thanks to Clair for sharing! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
I doubled this recipe and made two pies. Good thing! This chess pie is EXCELLENT!! Just like my grandmother used to make. Don't over cook. Once the center sets it's done. I've definitely added this one to my recipe box! Thanks. Read More
(35)
Rating: 1 stars
11/28/2005
I baked this pie for the 35 minute time limit. It definitely needs to be cooked for at least 1 hour. Read More
(26)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2008
35 minutes????? You are probably reading this review because you followed the directions perfectly and it came out a liquid mess with a hard crust on top right? That is because it absolutely needs to be baked at 350 for ONE HOUR! not 35 mins. I have a brand new WhirlPool Accubake oven and it works great-so for all the reviewers who said it only takes 35 minutes please tell me what kind of oven you have that baked this pie in 35 minutes so I can run out and buy one! Mine is an electric oven so do you all have gas ovens? Would that make that much of a difference anyway? That is why I gave this recipe 3 stars...After I baked it it came out good but it was very frustrating to have to figure the time out for myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
I give this 5 stars because its great. I was so tired of asking people to make me a chess pie or buying them at the store. I saw this today and made it today as well. Guess what it turned out perfectly! The only thing is instead of 35mins cook it for 55mins. Perrrrfect! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
So easy and the first time a chess pie that I made actually 'set' and was edible. I did leave in the oven for about 55 minutes. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2002
I have searched all over for this recipe. My neighbor across the street used to make this pie when I was a little girl and I loved it. It was the first thing I learned to cook. I lost the recipe and she has long since moved away. My husband and daughter just love it. Thanks. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
I think it was a great recipe; quick easy and tasted great. Even my picky son now claims this to be his favorite pie. While some ovens may bake this in 35 minutes mine took 55 minutes to set up perfectly. Everyone should read the directions and stop complaining about the length of time it takes.....your directions plainly state "35 minutes or until set." Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2004
very very good pie. The best chess pie i have ever had. I have tried alot of recipes but this one is the best. i even put choc chips in it for a change of pase. Read More
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