Chess Pie

Preparation info
  • Yields

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bill Neal's Southern Cooking

By Bill Neal

Published 1985

  • About

In Tennessee, as many as six or seven of these pies, once baked and cooled, are stacked on each other and sliced as a cake. Elsewhere they are offered singly, with a little whipped cream.


  • 1 recipe Pie Pastry for 8 ounces (225 g) of dough, partially baked


Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).

Beat the sugar, a pinch of salt, and butter together until light. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition, then add the zest and juic