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Butter Chess Pie

This is one of my all-time favorite pies!   We made it last week for Pi Day and it was SO delicious.  It has a custard-type of filling.  I've been told that it tastes almost like pecan pie without the pecans.  I'm not a big pecan pie person, so I can't confirm that.  But maybe you would like to.

Butter Chess Pie
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9" pie crust
Combine sugar and flour in a large bowl.  Add in the eggs and the buttermilk, blending well.  Next, stir in butter and vanilla.  Pour into the unbaked pie crust.  Bake at 350F for 45 minutes or until set (center should be set with a slight jiggle).  Cool on a wire rack.  


Jennifer said…
My Grandmother made wonderful Chess pie when I was little. I can imagine that smell just looking at your picture. I called it cheese pie and everyone but my Grandmother thought I meant cheesecake. I'll have to try your version.
Ruth. said…
Your pie look delicious. I will be making it this weekend. I pray that it turn out as good as yours look. My aunt use to make this pie when I was a little girl. I miss those days.
Karen May said…
Looks like buttermilk pie with lots of eggs.
Anonymous said…
I'm 62 and when I was a young girl my Great Grandmother made a butter pie, the recipe started with butter the size of an egg. I never got it from her but yours looks right so I will try it.

Thank you,

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