True 'Old South' Buttermilk Chess Pie

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Dec. 19, 2018

A cross between an Old Fashioned Southern Buttermilk Pie, and a Southern Chess Pie.. It's all South and full of flavor!


Sugar 450 Gram (2 ¼ cups)
Cornmeal 2 Tablespoon (30 mL)
All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon (45 mL)
Butter 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , melt (175 mL)
Buttermilk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (¾ cup)
Eggs 6 Large
Pure vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon (15 mL)
Lemon 1 (Zest of full lemon and juice of half lemon)
Pie shell 1 (unbaked)



1. Preheat oven to 190ºC (375ºF).


2. Whisk together the sugar, cornmeal, and flour.

3. Beat the eggs into the sugar mix.

4. To that add the butter, buttermilk, and vanilla & mix.

5. Stir in lemon zest and juice.

6. Pour mixture into the pie shell.

7. Bake at 375ºF for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and set.


8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6