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Southern Chess Pie

Deliciously sweet, buttery, easy to make, and a true classic! This Southern Chess Pie is perfect for any and all occasions occasion.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Traci


  • 1 10 inch unbaked [pie crust]
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in flour and cornmeal.
  • Add milk, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  • Beat well.
  • Pour into unbaked pie crust and place in oven.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, until set. (or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean)


  • If this recipe curdles after you've added everything, it's okay! Transfer the filling from the mixer to a microwave safe bowl, and set it for 1 minute. Stop half way and whisk thoroughly before placing it back in the microwave for the remaining 30 seconds.
  • You may need to cover the pie with foil about 40 minutes into baking.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 62mg | Sugar: 50g