Granny's Chess Pie

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1t corn meal
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1t white vinegar
  • 1 9" pie shell
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Combine eggs, butter, sugar, corn meal, vanilla and vinegar in mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Pour into pie shell, place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until just set.
  • Place pie on a baking sheet to protect from overflows.
  • This was my favorite dessert as a child and no one could make them like Granny.
  • We usually pull this one out around Thanksgiving but it was always a staple at a family reunion too.
  • Simple, Sweet and Southern; just like Granny.
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