This will be short and sweet today. REALLY sweet!
May I introduce to you Chess Pie! I don’t remember ever having this before last year. A friend of ours, Jake, was getting ready to celebrate a birthday, so I asked him what kind of birthday cake or pie he’d like. I/we wanted to do something special for him.
He said he really liked Chess Pie. Huh? I had no idea what that was, but I told him I’d make him one and headed straight to the Google!
Apparently there are big debates about whether Chess Pies should have flour or corn meal in them. Sheesh! Bakers and all that drama!
Long story short, I made a traditional Chess Pie and a Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie, and they were both amazing! I think I even played fast and loose and added some coconut to one or the other.
We’re meeting back up with Jake this weekend, so I baked another Chocolate Pecan Chess Pie to celebrate!
I used this recipe. Mostly. I left out the brown sugar and corn syrup that was supposed to go with the pecans. I just couldn’t bear the thought of adding any more sugar to this thing! (And yes, that IS another Southern Living recipe! I told you I like their stuff!)
The more basic Chess Pie recipe that I like is posted here. You can really have some fun with both of these. I think you could swing them in all kinds of directions by adding coconut or chocolate chips or nuts. (Yet ANOTHER Southern living recipe! This is getting ridiculous!)
I also baked a pumpkin pie for my daughter because she loves pumpkin pies and I love her!
This is my grandmother’s recipe. I’ll share it with you in a few days!
Thank you for stopping by OutAndBack today! This is Day 21 of Michael Ann’s Kitchen, a Write 31 Days blogging challenge. You can see the other posts in this series listed here.