Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chess Pie. And a cat.

Am I the only one on the planet who had never heard of chess pie?
. The week before Christmas one of the patients where I work mentioned that he was going home to bake pies. I asked what kind he was making and he rattled off a list of the regular fare and ended with "chess pie." What? Yeah. He said it was a southern dish that used to be made when other ingredients weren't available for pie filling.

A Google search later and I knew that I'd have to make one of these babies to serve for dessert on Christmas day. It has sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, and cornmeal and my little family LOVED it. I will definitely be making this again! The flavor was a bit like creme brulee (which I love) and I found the recipe here if you are so inclined to make one too.



Whiskers Jay helped decorate, and he was around for the dismantling too. I love this photo of him so I thought I'd throw it into this post...one last little glimpse of Christmas. So long most wonderful time of the year...

18 comments:

Mom said...

Okay. I'd heard of Chess pie but never had a clue what it was like. So, after seeing your's and checking out the recipe, I may have to try it. Now that I've decided buying Pillsbury redi-crust is not a sin, I'm more inclined to bake a pie now! Looks yummy, my DD! xo

Lady Moon said...

Looks yummy. Please send a piece ASAP! My dog "helped" put the garland together for our tree. However I suspect she only hung around because I used pretzels to make it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Man that makes me hungry! I think that picture would make a great Christmas card. I just bought a few packages of gift bags, a roll or wrapping paper and some tissue on big sale today. I put it away and thought it was really the end to the Christmas season.
Rinda

Lady Moon said...

I forgot to tell you that I added your cute turtle blog button to my page the other day because it's cute, I like turtles and I love your blog. :)

Karen said...

I would love to try out the Chess pie but will have to google cornmeal.

We are taking down our decs tomorrow with a little help from Kiera I expect :)

Ruth said...

Nope, never heard of chess pie, either. Cute cat!

Kirsti said...

Never heard of Chess Pie either Deb...but it does sound yummy - may have a go later in the month when all the Christmas chocolate stash has been eaten..lol...Kirsti xxx

Rhona said...

Well you certainly weren't alone because I haven't heard of Chess Pie either ;o) Looks good though!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It looks yummy! I had heard of it, but never tried it. And your little helper is cute!

tainted with a positive view said...

My parents grew up in the south, so I am familiar with chess pie - and love it, too. I will have to try your recipe.

debs14 said...

Cornmeal? Hmmm will have to find the English equivalent of that! I do like the sound of this and will definitely give it a go. It looks delicious!

Sian said...

That's a new one for me too! Sounds delicious though

Cheri said...

I've never heard of Chess pie either!

scrappyjacky said...

I'd never heard of it either....but it sounds good!!

Carrie Rosalind said...

Mmm...seeing that picture reminds me of how yummy it was! Make it again, please!!! :)

MarleneMAZ said...

This sounds yummy! I had heard of it but did not know what it was, may even try it as you kindly provided a link for it.

Rachel B said...

Ive never heard of chess pie but it sounds so very yummy! :)

humel said...

I never heard of it either, but I love creme brulee so I may just have to check that recipe out! xx

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