I have always been fascinated by how people cooked historically. One of my favorite places to visit is the Hubbardton Battlefield where they reenact the Battle of Hubbardton (a battle during the American Revolution). I love watching the women cook over an open fire. I have been known to sit down on the couch with an old fashioned cookbook and read it cover to cover. When I found a chess pie recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas cookbook I was sent for review, I knew I needed to show you how to make chess pie.
Chess Pie is a recipe that was brought over from England originally. It is an egg based pie that is similar to a buttermilk pie or vinegar pie. Vinegar pie typically has the addition of vinegar and Chess pie has the addition of cornmeal. If you have never had this type of pie before, imagine a Pecan pie but without the corn syrup or the pecans. A popular southern variation is a Lemon Chess pie which is basically a Chess pie with the addition of lemon juice. Chess pie is a sweet pie that is often served with a cup of tea or glass of milk to cut the sweetness.
How to Make Chess Pie – Gluten Free
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 c sugar
- ¾ c butter
- 2 T cornmeal
- 2 t vanilla extract
- 2 9-inch pie crusts, baked
- In a large saucepan, over medium heat, combine all ingredients except crusts.
- Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
- Pour evenly into pie crusts.
- Bake 350F for about 10 minutes or until golden.
- Cool completely. Makes 2 pies.
To make this Chess pie gluten free, simply cook it in a gluten free pie crust.
Gooseberry Patch Hometown Christmas is loaded with festive recipes, merry-making tips, and warm holiday memories. You will find recipes for Breakfast, Warmers, Dinners, and Treats. There are also sections for Open House recipes and Slow Cooker Comfort Foods. The recipes are easy to prepare and, best of all, tried and approved by their authors.