Chess Pie from Mississippi

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


3 eggs
5 1/3tablespoons margarine, softened
1 1/2cups sugar
1tablespoon cornmeal
1tablespoon white vinegar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell


  1. Cream the eggs and margarine in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the sugar, cornmeal, vinegar, vanilla and salt. Stir to mix well.
  2. Pour into the pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until set. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Mississippi University for Women Alumnae Association, Southern Grace, Recipes and Remembrances from The W (Mississippi University for Women Alumnae Association, 2004)