Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a traditional way of making chess pie. Every good southern cook knows you have to add some cornmeal. To be honest, I don't really know why but that's how my mother did it so I will too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine sugar, cornmeal, cocoa, flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, and butter.
  5. Stir until smooth.
  6. Blend in pecans.
  7. Pour filling into unbaked crust.
  8. Place in oven and bake for l hour or until filling is set and crust is golden.
  9. If crust begins to brown too fast, lower oven to 325F and place a ring of foil over the crust.


Most Helpful

This was very simple to make and delicious. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

brinklms August 10, 2008

My Niece Loves this pie. She asks for it when ever she is home from School. Her rating for this pie is 6 stars.

Chef Mayo May 06, 2007

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