Happy Pi Day!
See today is 3/14 and a day to celebrate Pi(e)!!!!
Years ago I saw a story on chess pie and how it was a pie that people just kind of through together and poof a pie came out of the concoction. It may be a total southern thing as well to add cornmeal to a pie batter but it gives it a really neat texture.
We thought this pie was really sweet but it was still really good and had a great flavor!
I've seen all kinds of forms of Chess Pies (lemon, chocolate, brown sugar,etc.) but I do have to say that this is probably my favorite kind so far.
This recipe came from one of my mom's Mary Starr cookbooks. Mary Starr was Knoxville's famous homemaker in the 60's and I love this cookbook. It's fun to go back and read old cookbooks and see the stars placed beside each recipe to tell you how good it is supposed to be.
(This recipe gets a 3 out of 3 stars!)
Brown Sugar Chess Pie
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. cornmeal
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked pie shell, thawed
Combine both sugars, flour, and cornmeal until well combined.
In a separate bowl, add the eggs, milk, butter, vinegar, and vanilla.
Blend together both mixtures together and pour into unbaked pie shell
and bake at 320 degrees for 45-50 minutes.