February is almost here, and I’m excited to share this recipe and 27 more in honor of black history month! I love making chess pie. It’s one of those beautiful dishes that are so hearty and nostalgic, and you can make them with little hands-on time and no special equipment.
It puffed up beautiful due to the large number of eggs (four!) I hope you enjoy this pie and check out the other recipes in this year’s black history month virtual potluck!
Chess Pie Recipe
one par-baked pie crust
2 cups granulated sugar (400 g)
2 tablespoons corn meal (18 g)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick or 113 g)
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup whole milk
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Fit the pie crust into a pie pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, cornmeal, melted butter, flour, salt, vanilla, vinegar and milk. Whisk in the eggs. Once the mixture is smooth, pour it into the pie crust.
Bake until completely set, about 50 - 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack. Once no longer warm, place in the refrigerator to fully set before serving.
For more recipes for black history month, see below!
Okra, Corn, & Tomato Chicken Stew "Mackerel Balls" With Biscuits & Cane Syrup Red Beans and Rice Caribbean- Curry Goat with Rice and Peas Boudin balls Spice Roasted Chicken Soul Food Power Bowl Jamaican Curry Chicken Chicken Sliders Bourbon + sweet potato pie Homemade Peach Pie Nashville Hot Shrimp Sandwich Smothered Okra with Chicken and Smoked Sausage Pimento Cheese Pilipili & Rosemary marinated mbuzi choma with Kachumbari Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Sweet and Spicy Roasted Cabbage Hot Buttered Rum Biscuits Southern Style Caesar Salad Osso Bucco Haitian Patty Fried Okra Spiced Peach Shortcakes Scotch bonnet pepper sauce Cornbread Dressing Guava short ribs Banana bread