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Polka Dot Chess Pie


Chess pie recipe includes raisins and chopped nuts. Scroll down to see more chess pies.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs - 3 whole, 1 separated
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins


Cream butter and sugar until light. Beat in 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cream, lemon peel, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir in pecans and raisins. Beat egg white until stiff peaks form then fold into filling mixture. Pour mixture into shell; bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until firm around the edges but still a little jiggly in the middle.

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