Chess Pie Take 1
Okay, so I searched for chess pie recipes and came up with one that looked plausible. It seemed very simple, beat eggs, sugar, cornmeal, butter, buttermilk, salt and vanilla extract together, place in an uncooked pie shell. Simple! Bake for 15 mins at 375F reduce to 350F bake another 20 mins. Ha!
The pie was hardly cooked by then but the top was already browning, so I reduced the heat to 325F and baked for another 40 minutes, finally done. It's cooling now on a wire rack -
It looks like a poorman's creme brulee. Does anyone have any experience with this type of pie? Is this the way it should look (I have no idea, having never seen one.). I think next time I will beat the eggs well using the mixer instead of my trusty whisk. I also will see if I can get the sugar better incorporated into the mixture. Any other ideas? Here's the recipe -
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 T. melted butter
1 T. white cornmeal (I used light ground yellow cornmeal)
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
Whisk together the eggs, sugar, melted butter, cornmeal, buttermilk, salt and vanilla. Blen well and pour into pie shell. Bake 375F for 15 min. lower heat to 350F bake an additional 20 min.