Friday, March 30, 2012

Easy Chess Pie (not too sweet)

I made this chess pie the other day and let me just say this is a great first pie for anyone to make!  I looked up several recipes online, then just made up my own based on the ingredients.  The risk of baking my first pie with a "new" recipe paid off with pleasant results.  

First, the ingredients:

1 refrigerated pie crust
1 stick butter (melted)
2 cups sugar
1 (or more) teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
2 tablespoons flour (or cornmeal)
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 375F
Melt the butter.  I like to cut mine up  and put it in the microwave on defrost 

 until it looks like this:

While the butter is melting, unfold the pie crust into a pie plate:

Put the butter into your mixer and add the sugar and vanilla.  Mix well.

Add the eggs (one at a time, mixing well between each).  Add the flour and buttermilk. Mix until well blended.

Pour into the pie crust.

I didn't take a pic, but place a piece of foil over the pie to keep from getting too brown.  No need to form it to the shape of the pie.  The foil is just acting as a barrier.  Bake in the over for about an hour.  The pie is ready when a knife inserted comes out clean.  Cool until slightly above room temp.


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