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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chess Pie

Just a reminder that the Farmer's Daughters Market is tomorrow, April 1st.  Come join us at Dothan Nurseries on Montgomery Highway, across from Loftin's Wedding Center.  I will have plenty of Hot Pepper Jelly with samples to taste along with cream cheese and Ritz Crackers as well as Blackberry and Mayhaw Jelly.   I will also have Banana Nut Bread Muffins and Oatmeal Cinnamon Crispies cookies.  Wendy will be there with beautiful, fresh produce.  The Bread Lady will be there with cinnamon, orange, and wheat bread.  Bobbi Shelley from Shelley Catering will have delicious casseroles for sale with many of them pre-ordered.  Amanda will have trail mix and spiced pecans.  Susan will have biscotti and cream cheese pound cake.  You've just got to come see what else might be there waiting for you! 

Chess Pie has been my bestest friend GeorgeAnn's go to recipe for many years.  She makes it for her family for Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as just because.  I asked her if she baked it in a deep dish pie crust and she said a deep dish or two regular pie crusts but she did come clean and said that it usually worked out best in a deep dish for her because she ate enough of the pie filling that it looked skimpy in two regular crusts!  Our friendship compares to Lucy and Ethel of I Love Lucy and she is definitely Lucy and that makes me Ethel.  The lemon flavoring is optional, so I asked her if she put the lemon flavoring in her pie and she said if she has the lemon flavoring she puts it in and if she doesn't have it she leaves it out of the pie.  So that's her reasoning on the lemon flavoring!  Either way, it's a delicious pie. 

                                                        Chess Pie

1 stick butter
3 eggs
1 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornmeal
1 tsp. lemon flavoring, optional

Cream butter and sugar.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.  Pour into a deep dish unbaked pie shell.  Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr.

1 comment:

  1. This is a good pie! I really do have a hard time getting it into the pie shell...Makes me want to make one to drink....EAT!