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Old-Fashioned Chess Pie

User Rating 5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Old fashioned chess pie recipe, made with brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, milk, butter, and a little flour.


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell


In a saucepan, combine 1 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, milk, flour, and butter; heat, stirring, until dissolved. Cool.

Beat 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg; add 1 teaspoon vanilla and salt. Combine with cooled mixture and blend well. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350°. Lower temperature to 250° to finish baking. When pie is done, it will be puffy across the top. Remove from oven. Beat 3 remaining egg whites until foamy; gradually beat in the granulated sugar and remaining vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form. Cover pie with meringue. Return to oven and bake at 325° for another 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

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 5 out of 5
Another Variation of this pie, Member MrsFaithM2

You can see my previous review on this pie under MrsFaithM. I just now encountered a problem. I ran out of granulated sugar (I always make 2 because they are such a big hit) so I substituted it with dark brown sugar. The pie is made exactly the same with a few exceptions. Instead of 1 1.2 cups granulated sugar I used dark brown. I also added a pinch more salt, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. I sampled the liquid mixture and the taste is SUPERB!!!! Footnote: I never add the meringue, it doesn't suit this pie. Natural vanilla ice cream served on the pie warm creates a heavenly dessert! Make sure your pie is puffy/airy before removing otherwise the consistency is too runny. Below is a photo of the new half light brown sugar.dark brown sugar liquid mix, you can see the color difference. Happy Baking!

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