Chess Pie (Buttermilk Pie)

My friend Clifford came over to cook with me this weekend. One thing that really excited me is when I have friends and family share recipes that they have been making for years. Clifford called his grandmother Maggie who lives in the south to get her recipe for Chess Pie. Apparently she’s been making this pie since the 1940’s.

We made it and it turned out amazing! So simple and so delicious!

Chess Pie (Buttermilk Pie)

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Filling Ingredients –

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons of flower
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Combine sugar and flower and mix well. Add in beaten eggs and buttermilk mix well. Add melted butter and vanilla.

Bake at 350 for 45-1 hour (you should be able to put a toothpick in the center and be clean when removing)

(we baked ours for a little longer, it depends on your oven. Watch your pie.

Let cool and serve.

Pie Crust –

You can use any pie crust you want.

About 2 years ago, I took a class with Penny and learned her amazing technique ( It simple and easy and delicious. This is the pie crust I used when we made this pie.

I hope you enjoy!