Ingredients

How to make it

  • Melt butter.
  • Beat sugar, corn meal, and eggs.
  • Stir in milk, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Stir in melted butter.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes, or until firm.

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  • realmuseumchesspie 5 years ago
    Me again...just noticed the difference in oven temp and the length of time baking the pie in the New St. Louis Symphony of Cooking book and the original recipe I gave you above...bet the cooking time and temp variation matters too....big difference in the 2 recipes
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  • realmuseumchesspie 5 years ago
    I have the original St. Louis Museum chess pie recipe, that I got from the restaurant in the museum, on it's original 3x5 card...3 eggs, 1 1/2 c. sugar, 1/1/2 tsp. corn meal, 1 stick butter, 1/1/2 tsp vinegar.
    Here's the secret, DON'T MELT THE BUTTER!
    Cream butter and sugar, add beaten eggs stir in corn meal and vinegar pour in unbaked pie crust. Bake 10 min. at 425 then lower to 300 and bake for 1 hr. until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
    There ya go...copied right from the original card that I've had for probably 40 years or so.
    Good luck!!!
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  • brandimarter 6 years ago
    Thanks!! I made another one last night and just cooked it to death but it actually tasted really good and the top wasn't too brown.
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  • canzi 6 years ago
    The same thing happens to me. It is annoying. One trick, I've tried is after it's done baking is to just turn off the oven and leave it in there.
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  • brandimarter 6 years ago
    Ok - I'm usually very good at baking anything but I seem to be having all kinds of trouble with chess pie!!! Every recipe I've tried will not set! I'm so frustrated - any ideas????
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  • shirleyoma 6 years ago
    Oh my, I haven't had this pie in years.. gotta make it soon! Thank you for the Post!
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  • canzi 7 years ago
    Thank you so much Gwen!
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    " It was excellent "
    gwencampbell ate it and said...
    Dessert, lunch, breakfast,is there a difference? This pie is delicious!!
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  • canzi 7 years ago
    Hell yes!
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  • bulloney 7 years ago
    Never heard of it, can this double as a dessert and breakfast?
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love chess pie too.... this is great...Thanks...
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