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Orange Chess Pie


Orange Chess Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Orange Chess Pie

Orange Chess Pie Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I brought this Orange Chess Pie to a potluck luncheon. Several of the women had never even heard of a chess pie. Never the less, they all loved it. I kept hearing over and over, it was perfect because it's not too sweet. Unfortunately for my family, I was only allowed to bring home a tiny sliver. It didn't matter, because this Orange Chess Pie is so easy to make that I can make another one in no time.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: Makes One - 9-inch Pie


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • ---- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 5 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
    zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup* orange juice
  • ----
  • 9-inch pie shell


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine first set of ingredients with a wire whip. Mix in butter, eggs and milk. Zest the orange. Add the zest to the pie filling. Juice the orange into a measuring cup. Add additional orange juice to make 1/4 cup. Add juice and mix. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake Orange Chess Pie for 25 minutes. Tent crust edges to avoid burning. Continue to bake Orange Chess Pie for 10 to 15 minutes more or until pie filling stops jiggling.

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