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Chess Pies

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Chess pies are delightful raisin and nut pies made with chopped nutmeats. Flavored with vanilla, the chess pies are made with a southern pastry base and baked with a meringue topping. Delicious and nutty with a hint of vanilla, this pie can be served aone or with a vanilla sauce.
Ingredients
  Southern pastry 1
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Raisins 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Nut meats 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 400F degrees
MAKING
2.Line individual pie plates with pastry.
3.Cream butter with 1 cup sugar; add beaten egg yolks and 1 egg white, stiffly beaten.
4.Blend well, add fruits, nuts and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pour into pastry shells
5.Bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes or until fillings are set.
6.Reduce temperature to 325F degrees beat remaining egg whites until stiff, fold in remaining sugar and vanilla.
7.Cover pies with meringue and return to oven.
8.Bake about 15 minutes longer until meringues brown.
SERVING
9.Serve warm

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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