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Highway Cafe Chess Pie

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"I obtained this recipe 40-years ago from the cook at the Highway Cafe in Scappoose, Oregon. I have never found its equal. Whenever I serve it, I am always asked for the recipe."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 498 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 - 9 inch pie)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Soak raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, and chop.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the vanilla, sour cream, walnuts and chopped raisins. Pour into the baked pie shell.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm in the center. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 498 calories; 29.9 g fat; 55.8 g carbohydrates; 6.5 g protein; 103 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great Pie. I love chess pies so I thought I would try this one. I'm not a big fan of raisins so I just put in the nuts. I was worried it might not taste that great but it was wonderful. Ever...

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Maybe it's just a matter of taste but I found this pie much too sweet. After the first couple of bites I just couldn't eat any more. I followed the directions exactly except for omitting the wal...

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Great Pie. I love chess pies so I thought I would try this one. I'm not a big fan of raisins so I just put in the nuts. I was worried it might not taste that great but it was wonderful. Ever...

Very pleased. I used Chopped Pecans in place of the Walnuts, and Splenda Baking Sugar in place of regular sugar, turned out great.

This pie is divine! If you like rich desserts, this is one to try. I omitted the walnuts as my boyfriend doesn't like them (I will make one with nuts for this Christmas though lol) and it was st...

Easy to follow. Got rave reviews from my Finnish inlaws. I used only one cup of raisins and half cup of walnuts (all I had), and boiled water to just pour over the bowl of raisins, rather than a...

Delicious! I used more raisins, because there was only alittle bit left in the bag, and brown sugar instead of white (my preference). Will make again.

Magnifficent,spectacular,i have found nervana! This recipe is better than any pecan, or chess i have ever had. All other pies will never be the same. It is very addictive, and may be dangerous i...

Very very rich pie. I liked it but was the only one for our Christmas dinner.

i used golden raisons and no nuts, i used cane sugar [plenty sweet]. i cut the pie in half and was going to give to my apartment neighbors...but i never delivered it...it got better and better ...

This is an excellent pie. All our family thought it was the best ever and some preferred it to pecan because it was not quite so sweet.