Beth's Chess Pie


This is a very old recipe that I got from a friend. This version of the classic sweet, rich Chess Pie includes evaporated milk and crunchy cornmeal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 to 9 - inch pie


  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal


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

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in milk until mixture is smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Mix in cornmeal, then pour mixture into pastry shell.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until set in center.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
20g Fat
64g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 64mg 5%
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.