Chess Pie Recipes

Try chess pie or one of its many variations - chocolate chess pie, coconut chess pie, tar heel pie, or lemon chess pie, and enjoy a deliciously simple diner-style treat.

Staff Picks

Chess Pie

Rating: 4 stars 289
This is a very old Southern recipe. It's a very sweet, rich pie which cannot be described as anything but marvelous. This is not my personal recipe but was passed to me by my grandmother and from her grandmother and so on and so forth.
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Chocolate Chess Pie

Rating: 4 stars 53
A southern recipe for a rich chocolate pie with pecans. Passed down from my Mother and Grandmother.

Highway Cafe Chess Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
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.

Chess Pie III

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
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.

Bill Clinton's Lemon Chess Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 178
Bill Clinton's favorite pie!!!

Brown Sugar Pie I

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
Brown sugar pie is a basic pie from Quebec, Canada. In French, it is Tarte au Sucre Brun. Delicious!!

Pineapple Coconut Chess Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
A delicious chess pie with the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut.

Tar Heel Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 116
This pie is best if under-baked and a bit gooey like a brownie inside. This is a very rich pie, so small slices are advised.

Brown Sugar Pie II

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
This is a brown sugar pie!!!

Butter Tarts II

Rating: 4 stars 41
This is a recipe from my seventh grade Home Economics class. These are the only butter tarts by husband will eat!

Pecan Pie VII

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
This is a simple, yet delicious recipe to make without the syrup that most pecan pie recipes call for. It's more like a custard pie with pecans.

Cheryl's Lemon Chess Pie

A true Southern favorite, this is a wonderful chess pie with the tart taste of lemon. My great grandmother gave me this recipe and I make it every year for the holidays. This pie must be refrigerated.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pineapple-Coconut Chess Pie
Rating: Unrated 32
"I made this for a summer BBQ and every crumb was eaten!" – trixie
Buttermilk Chess Pie
Rating: Unrated 269
"This simple buttermilk custard pie is an American classic." – Krystina
Sugar Pie I
Rating: 3.5 stars 5

This is a dense lemon-flavored custard-type pie.