April 7-11, 2021

June Southern Charm In Full Bloom: Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl

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Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl

You may be asking, what exactly is chess pie? We are here to tell you that it is a delicious, southern combination of sugar, butter….and more sugar and more butter.


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp cider vinegar (we used apple cider vinegar)
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 (8-inch) pie shell, unbaked (we used 9-inch)


First, preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

Next, combine butter and sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until very smooth.

vanilla_1 vanilla_2 vanilla_3 vanilla_6Remove from heat and add eggs, mixing thoroughly.vanilla_7

Stir in vinegar, vanilla, and salt. Beat to blend ingredients.


Pour into pie shell and bake 50 minutes.


And you’re done! Time to enjoy Minnie Pearl’s Chess Pie!


CLICK HERE to print a recipe card (3×5). Be sure to check out our other southern recipe, Nancy Reagan’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie.