Chess Pie- Now I know all you Southerner's probably know what a Chess pie is, but I did not!
A simple pie made with eggs, sugar, butter and cornmeal. You can also flavor it with lemon juice, vanilla, chocolate or change white sugar for brown. ( I do believe some people use vinegar in the recipe too. If you do would you share?)
Generally speaking this is just a white sauce originating in France and is made from butter and flour. Although originating in France the Italians use this sauce on a variety of foods. It is named for Steward Louis Bechamel.
Chess Pie1 ubaked 9" pie crust- in pan
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1 tablespoon of white cornmeal
1/3 cup of buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients in with the beaten eggs. Pour into the pie crust and bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake 20 minutes longer.