The previous chess pie, recipe from an online user who swore byit, was too sweet, grainy and soft, but that didn’t keep them from eating it all up. But I wanted to do better. I took some of the sugar out, added some cornmeal for texture, and what have you. Jerry said not to lose the recipe, so I had better write it down before I forget it.
CHARLOTTE’S CHESS PIE
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prebake a frozen deep dish 9″ pie shell for 5 minutes while you are mixing, with an electric beater, the following:
3/4 stick butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar
Add: 2 Tablespoons cornmeal
Mix in 4 eggs, one at a time
And lastly, add 1 small (5 oz) can Evaporated Milk and 1 tsp. Vanilla
Pour into pre-baked shell and put on cookie sheet in center of oven for 45 minutes. Cool and enjoy. Cut into 8ths, as this is rich.
My husband is on a high-fat, high-energy diet had whipped cream on top of his slice!