Lalybi: At first I read this as “cheese pie”. I was disgusted at all the sugar lol. I watched the recipe and it looks pretty good though!
TheLadyEve: Source: [Southern Living](https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/classic-chess-pie)
**About Chess Pie**
Chess pie is a traditional American southern pie. Simply put, the stars of the filling are eggs, butter, and sugar. Lots of sugar! Don’t make this pie if you’re not a fan of sugar. It’s very rich, and very tasty. Often it is thickened with a little cornmeal, and often it contains vinegar (as this recipe does). No one is sure why it is called Chess pie, but a working theory is that “Chess” is derived from cheese, because the custard filling mimicked cheese cakes popular during the colonial period (but could be made without cheese curd). However they came to be, they’ve been documented in recipes for at least 250 years. Chess pie is a relative to the vinegar pie, the sugar pie, and the buttermilk pie—rich, custardy, great with fruit, and best eaten in small slices. Variations include lemon chess pie, orange chess pie, berry chess pie, chocolate chess pie–there are a lot of directions you can go.
1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts (see my notes about making your own)
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
Powdered sugar, for garnish
Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp.
Line pastry with aluminum foil, and fill with pie weights or dried beans.
Bake at 425° for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake 2 more minutes or until golden. Cool.
Stir together sugar and next 7 ingredients until blended. Add eggs, stirring well. Pour into piecrust.
Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning.
Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, garnish with powdered sugar.
**My own notes:** To make your own pie dough, here are a couple of ideas. First, one I like to use is one of Julia Child’s pie crust recipes. I explain how to do it in [this previous comment]( https://www.reddit.com/r/FoodPorn/comments/872as0/i_made_an_apple_pie_oc2130_x_2080/dw9mxoz/?st=jkr8s51h&sh=067a1ab0). If you want to keep it simpler than that, a basic guide is three parts flour, two parts fat, one part water. It’s a lot easier to do this with a food processor, but if you don’t have one, use two forks or a pastry cutter. Touch it as little as possible—don’t knead it. You want to activate as little gluten as possible and keep the fat in the dough cold. I cut my fat into small cubes and then get it super, super cold before making the dough.
Xaraphim: Lemon Chess pie is the best of the chess pies.
mr_doctor_guy: I thought the title said cheese pie and was really confused there wasnt any cheese in it.
I looked at the title again and now i feel like an idiot haha
DsDaisy: This is the best pie in the all the world. My grandmother would make at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, it’s so good!
Drekked: What are those little white balls in there and also baked.
ro4snow: Query: I’ve had “Butter Pie” in Ohio that is BEYOND delicious. I cook and bake, but couldn’t figure out what the heck was in the pie. It looked like this pie, like a plain custard, but so buttery tasting. It was served warmed.
Is anyone familiar with Butter Pie, or is Chess Pie also Butter Pie?
Renyx: I grew up with chess pie, but chocolate chess pie is also really good! It’s one of the few things I’ve baked from scratch and everyone loved it!
typhoidmarry: All I kept thinking was “and there’s another thing to wash, and another, and another”
Lord-Table: Wait is this gif like 15 fps or do i need to finally ger a decent phone?
Also, stop making me hungry damnit.
buddascrayon: I only wish this gif gave more than a half a second to enjoy the final result. I mean, I know that gif recipes need to have a certain amount of speed to them, but you’re robbing us of some of the payoff at the end.
Copicorn: I’ve never heard of chess pie, maybe I’ll attempt this someday though because it looks like a fine sweet pie
randomman02x: Is it just me or did the gif get progressively worse towards the end
g0_west: Anybody know the reasoning behind “chess” pie? We call them custard tarts here
sustainablogjeff: TIL pie weights are a thing…
makemeking706: Isn’t there supposed to be some fermentation-like step after it bakes?
Theladyofshallotss: Why go through all that and not spend an extra 10 minutes to throw together a homemade pie crust. They are super quick and easy if you use a food processor
untitledsector182: Hmm I’ve always called this a buttermilk pie!
jay_emdee: I also call this “Diabeetus Pie”. It is fucking delicious. Nearly impossible not to devour the whole thing.
NaturalRobotics: How does this compare to treacle tart? Same idea?
KommanderKitten: So many dirty dishes
sullythebully: I would pay to not eat this.
ksalvino88: Wish it was a better quality video. Maybe then I could have watch it.
Mr-Jlord: Potato to onion c4!
largeqquality: Fuck is chess pie?