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Rating: 4.62 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

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!!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch 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 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pie will be somewhat "shaky" when removed from oven, but will firm up as it cools.

Nutrition Facts

533 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 56.9g; fat 33g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 301.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
I only used 1 cup sugar and think it could go down to a 1/2 cup no problems. It was yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2017
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 lol.) Any tips will be appreciated. Read More
(1)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
I only used 1 cup sugar and think it could go down to a 1/2 cup no problems. It was yummy. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
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 uncovered longer after I removed the foil and it was still runny in the middle even after cooling. Don't know if it had anything to do with my modifications. But it was still really good! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2003
Absolutely wonderful!!! Highly recommend this variation of a chess pie. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2006
Yummy! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2005
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 yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2011
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 and coconut but I doubted whether the actual flavor of chess would come through. Boy was I wrong! This pie actually tastes like all three pies in one. It is very sweet and rich and reminds me of all the pies I had growing up. Love it! I made it as-is except for the substitution of butter instead of margarine. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/21/2017
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 lol.) Any tips will be appreciated. Read More
(1)