Friday, May 24, 2013

Family Recipe Friday - Jefferson Davis Pie

You'll find this recipe with several names, Jeff Davis Pie, Jefferson Davis Pie, The Confederate Pie, Chess Pie, The South Will Rise Again Pie, and the list could go on and on! You'll see by it's simple ingredients that it is literally a dessert that was put together by cooks who did not have ingredients for a dessert, and who simply threw together what they had available. This was probably necessitated by the Civil War, when ingredients would have been hard to come by!

I can remember my Grandma Bean making this, although she called Custard Pie, and my Grandma Dreher making this, and she called it Chess pie. My Mother-in-Law, Betty Rotge Custer, also made this, and she called the Jeff Davis Pie. Whatever you choose to call it, this recipe is tried and true! I have included this delicious recipe for whipped topping, which comes exclusively from  and to whom I am reminded of this delicious recipe from their recent post of it!

This is a special, easy recipe and can be thrown together in a jiffy!


Jefferson Davis Pie

deep, dish pie shell, unbaked
1-cup sugar
1-cup brown sugar
1- Tbsp. flour
1/4-tsp. nutmeg
1/4-tsp. cinnamon
1-cup whipping cream [I have used half-n-half]
4-eggs, slightly beaten
1/2-cup butter, melted
1- Tbsp. lemon juice
1/8-tsp salt
1-tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 400°.
Mix the sugars, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Add cream and mix.
Add eggs and stir well.
Add butter, lemon juice, salt and vanilla and mix well.
Place the pie pan on a cookie sheet. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350° and bake for another 45 minutes. [The pie puffs while baking, but will settle once it begins to cool.]
Cool and serve with whipped cream.

Please use the Kentucky Bourbon Whipped Cream recipe from the above web site for the absolute best tasting whipped cream ever!

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