chess pie


Definition of chess pie

: a pie or tart with a filling made especially of eggs, butter, and sugar

Examples of chess pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by a Southern-style chess pie, these tassies are filled with a buttermilk and browned butter custard that’s tangy and not too sweet. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2020 One dessert: pumpkin molasses pie or bourbon chocolate chess pie. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 6 Nov. 2021 The chess pie has a caramelly center and a sweet-and-savory crust, and comes with a side of vanilla labneh. David Kortava, The New Yorker, 13 Aug. 2021 Even after her departure from Johnny’s, though, the menu dared you to leave dessert crumbs — impossible in the case of her legacy lemon chess pie. Washington Post, 15 Jan. 2021 The Gullah dirty rice is spicy and layered, rich and earthy; a chess pie perfectly sweet-tart and tender on the tongue. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2020 The restaurant also serves classic sides like macaroni and cheese and slices of homemade chess pie. Janelle Bitker,, 10 Apr. 2020 Radish cakes came off like chess pie with an earthy funk. Mike Sutter,, 30 Jan. 2020 The South has an array of sweet potato pies, pecan pies, chess pies and peanut pies. Mallory Hughes, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of chess pie

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chess pie

perhaps alteration of chest

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The first known use of chess pie was in 1932

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23 Nov 2021

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“Chess pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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