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 Classic chess pie pairs a traditional butter pie crust with a sweet, custardy filling made with sugar, butter, and eggs. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 13 Feb. 2024 Get The Recipe 03 Lemon Chess Pie Lemon juice and zest at a fresh taste to classic chess pie. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 30 Jan. 2024 Learn how to make lemon chess pie, and bring this to your next holiday gathering or dinner party. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Among the many types of chess pie, lemon chess pie is a standout. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 While some confuse buttermilk pie with chess pie and custard pie, each has a distinct personality, and this buttermilk pie recipe proves it. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 9 Nov. 2023 Get The Recipe 08 of 50 Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie Classic pecan pie gets its signature ooey-gooey filling from a combination of sugar, eggs, and corn syrup, but this twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dessert uses the custard base of a chess pie to achieve a similarly sticky and sweet filling. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 7 Oct. 2023 The menu includes coleslaw, potato salad, and pecan, chess, sweet potato and chocolate chess pies. Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 6 July 2023 Similar to a chess pie, the filling is a custard made from sugar, eggs, milk, and flour. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 22 June 2023

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Word History


perhaps alteration of chest

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chess pie was in 1932

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“Chess pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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