The Paranoid Baker – Conspiratorial Chess Pie

One of the greatest pie recipes I ever made, and by far one of the easiest and most loved in the Chess Pie.  A southern pie of mysterious origin with deep conspiratorial has a unique flavor kinda like pecan pie with no pecans?  Oh and its made with vinegar but you’ll LOVE it.  I told you its weird sounding and very mysterious but its AMAZING! Word to the wise… Make it, let it sit out for 24hrs and thats when its best…..


½ cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use the real stuff….)
4 eggs
1 tablespoon cornmeal
¼ cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2
In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar and vanilla together. Mix in the eggs, then stir in the cornmeal, evaporated milk and vinegar until smooth.

Step 3
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Let cool and sit for 24hrs (on the counter)

Step 4

Cut and serve!

Links to Ingredients and Stuff…

Below I’ve provided links to the stuff you’ll need to make it a little easier… Just click on the link and it’ll take you right there.  The names are links BTW..

White Sugar
Brown Sugar
Vanilla Extract (use the real stuff….)
Evaporated Milk
Distilled White Vinegar
Unbaked Pie Shell