Mom's Chess Pie

This recipe is from Andrea White’s mother, Fredia Hankins, who lives in Muncie. Andrea has entered Chess Pie in many competitions and always places with her mom’s recipe.


1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon whiskey
pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter and blend in the eggs. Add the milk, flour, cornmeal, salt, vanilla, vinegar, and whiskey, blending well after each addition. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Pour the filling into the crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for about 30 minutes more, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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8 servings


Andrea White, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana State Fair, Indi

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I AM SURE IT WOULD BE WORTH A TRY. My daughter loved trying new recipes and then adjusting ingredients to make the recipe her own. That is why I have always loved being in the kitchen also the challenge of working with what little there might be in th cupboard and the reward of creating a new family favorite.

What kind of whiskey? The

What kind of whiskey? The only thing I have on hand is Crown Royal, will that work? I love Chess Pie but have never made it, just might try this out.