Jeff Davis Pie

Preparation info
  • Yield: About


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

I have been told (and have serious doubts) that Jefferson Davis was familiar with this confection named in his honor as president of the Confederate States during the Civil War. There are many versions of this dish and I think this is one of the best.


  • Pastry for two 9-inch pies (opposite)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • tablesp


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line two 9-inch pie plates with the pastry and flute the rims.
  • In a bowl, mix together the egg yolks, flour, half-and-