Friday, November 30, 2012

Family Recipe Friday - Chess Pie

Mama's Chess Pie
I've written before, that, although my Mama wasn't a terrific cook, and there were few dishes she did exceptionally well,
she did have her rare moments of genius.
This was one of those dishes that Mama was far surpassed her usual in! And one which she seldom made, leaving it for holidays or special occasions.
As for me….I try to make it often. Why? Because it’s cheap. And easy. Two things that make any dessert desirable. But more importantly…it’s absolutely delicious!!!
½ cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 tablespoon cornmeal
¼ cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar
9-inch pie shell
1.   Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2.   In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together. Mix in the eggs, then stir in the cornmeal, evaporated milk and vinegar until smooth.
3.   Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut and top servings with whipped cream.

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