Total Time
50mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

The epitome of Southern simplicity, the chess pie comes in all form and flavors, and its name is the subject of friendly foodie debate. Some say it came from a conversation between a Southern gentlemen and his cook, wherein he asked what kind of pie she was serving, and she shrugged and responded, "It's just pie." Those familiar with the accents of the deep South will know how easily "just" could have been translated "chess". And it truly is "just pie": a simple, one bowl affair that is the staple of the Southern cook that is pure comfort food.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then beat in the flour and sugar. Beat in the butter, vanilla and milk, then add the coconut.
  2. Pour the filling into the unbaked crusts and bake until golden and the filling is set, 40-45 minutes.