Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is my great grandmother's recipe and a staple at our house for Thanksgiving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Bake in 450 degree oven until crust begins to brown (about 10 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to 350; bake about 40 minutes until the pie does not shake in the middle. It will look very dark, and will fall some after you take it out of the oven.
Most Helpful

I had never made chess pie before and my friend directed me to this recipe. I made it for my catering business and my clients loved it. I also ate a whole pie because it was so good. Thank you so much for the recipe. I have another southern chess pie in the oven right now.

kimzcreativecuisine February 25, 2014

Liked the pie but it is too sweet. I would cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups. Made it just like the recipe stated.

ifhy010 February 12, 2014

Amazing! There is nothing like memories from childhood. I grew up with this pie and this recipe is every bit as good as I remember it. Made for *PAC Spring 2009*

PaulaG March 28, 2009