chess pie

noun

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 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, "11 New Cookbooks Worth Buying, Even in Quarantine," 20 Apr. 2020 The restaurant also serves classic sides like macaroni and cheese and slices of homemade chess pie. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opens first Bay Area restaurant for delivery," 10 Apr. 2020 Radish cakes came off like chess pie with an earthy funk. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Golden Wok Chinese restaurant in San Antonio’s Medical Center going strong after almost 50 years," 30 Jan. 2020 The South has an array of sweet potato pies, pecan pies, chess pies and peanut pies. Mallory Hughes, CNN, "Grab a slice! It's National Pie Day," 23 Jan. 2020 Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, and chess pie. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Not a cook? Here are 8 places to order a precooked Thanksgiving Day dinner in Louisville," 14 Nov. 2019 But the chess pies have that southern/East Texas flavor, and the blackberry is a stellar fruit pie. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Pecan, blackberry, chocolate meringue and more: Here's the 'Pie Capital of Texas'," 23 June 2018 For dessert, there will be buttermilk chess pie, red-velvet cupcakes, berry cobbler bites and Derby pie. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "Here's where you can watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby in metro Phoenix," 1 May 2018 Customers at Batches are likely to see chocolate and citrus variations on chess pie, a kind of Southern custard pie, for example. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dandan pastry chef opening a bakery in the Third Ward," 12 Dec. 2017

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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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“Chess pie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chess%20pie. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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