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Pecan-Coconut-Chess Pie

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe combines the best of three Southern pies--coconut, pecan and chess. This is a pie that carries well and sells well at bake sales!!!"
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1 h 10 m servings 533
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch pie)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla and margarine. Mix in eggs until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans. Then pour mixture into pie crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Be sure to cover pie with foil. Take off foil when there are 10 to 15 minutes left of bake time.
  4. Pie will be somewhat "shaky" when removed from oven, but will firm up as it cools.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 533 calories; 33 56.9 5.6 70 301 Full nutrition

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I only used 1 cup sugar and think it could go down to a 1/2 cup no problems. It was yummy.

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Not sure what happened, I followed the recipe exactly. Top was nice and crusty brown.So looked forward to dessert! Cut into the pie, inserted the pie server and pulled out soup! (Tasted good, l...

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I only used 1 cup sugar and think it could go down to a 1/2 cup no problems. It was yummy.

Great taste and easy. I left out the coconut and added extra pecans and it turned out just as I'd hoped - like a slightly firmer and less sweet version of a pecan pie. I did need to bake this ...

The pie was easy to make. It was good, but not great. When I ask my DH said it was ok. If I make it again, probably use only half of the coconut, and/or pecans.

I bake this pie in twos and keep one in the freezer for a quick dessert. I LOVE THIS PIE. My husband who hates chess pies, loves it also. Great recipe!

Absolutely wonderful!!! Highly recommend this variation of a chess pie.

This is the best pie I've ever had. Pecan pie has always been my favorite but this puts a nice spin on it. My kids ate it up too.

I had an extra pie crust and was browsing AllRecipes to find a new pie to try. This recipe caught my eye because these are my three favorite pies! I figured it would be easy to taste the pecan...

I made this pie for a fundraiser at work and the feedback was terrific. It does exactly what the contributer says: combines the best of three Southern pies; pecan, coconut, and chess. It is yumm...