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Our Favorite Chess Pie Picks - 5 recipes

Eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla come together in so many ways, and chess pie may be one of our favorites. This classic, originally from England, is everything we love about pie.

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By á-43062

Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (11 Votes)
Chocolate Chess Pie with Graham Cracker Crust 1 Picture
Details

Servings 8
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 120

  • CRUST:
  • 15 whole graham crackers
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped (I used minis, but any size is fine, just chop them), optional (see note)
  • CHOCOLATE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

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This Salted Honey & Lemon Chess Pie recipe is a one of our family favorites, The honey and lemon combine perfectly ...

  • 1 frozen or homemade pie crust
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup good quality honey
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • Zest 2 lemons
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Sea salt for sprinkling
4.4/5 (23 Votes)

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If you're looking for something besides fruity or pecan pies for the holidays, there's nothing better than a thick,...

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust
  • Whipped cream
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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Sweet, tart and citrusy, this lime chess pie delivers on flavors! Perfect for a hot summer day, or any time you're

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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Light and citrusy clementine chess pie is a perfect dessert when the clementines are fresh in the market

  • SHORTBREAD CRUST:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons fine cornmeal
  • 2 drops orange food coloring (optional)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche
  • Finely shredded peel of 1 clementine (or 1 teaspoon orange peel) and 1 lemon (2 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons clementine juice or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • CANDIED CLEMENTINES:
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade, melted
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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