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August 2, 2014

SOUTHERN COCONUT CHESS PIE...IT'S NOT JUST PIE

 

"The epitome of Southern simplicity, the chess pie comes in all form and flavors, and its name is the subject of friendly foodie debate. Some say it came from a conversation between a Southern gentlemen and his cook, wherein he asked what kind of pie she was serving, and she shrugged and responded, "It's just pie." Those familiar with the accents of the deep South will know how easily "just" could have been translated "chess". And it truly is "just pie": a simple, one bowl affair that is the staple of the Southern cook that is pure comfort food."

 
SOUTHERN COCONUT CHESS PIE 
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
2 cups flaked coconut
2 unbaked pie crusts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, then beat in the flour and sugar. Beat in the butter, vanilla and milk, then add the coconut.
Pour the filling into the unbaked crusts and bake until golden and the filling is set, 40-45 minutes
     
    Have a beautiful weekend..........

1 comment:

  1. Hi Estelle!!

    The Chess Pie i make is with pecans. And its a hit every holiday season. Hubby likes it because it reminds you of pecan pie but its not overly sweet ....Anyway... this coconut one sounds divine! Hugs! deb

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