Chess Pies are sweet pies that originated on the farm, especially the Southern farm. They were typically made with what was on hand. Look in your pantry and see which of the pies you can make today!
All About Chess Pies
While at my daughter's church choir Christmas party, I was talking to the other mothers about homemade gifts. One mother said she always gives her neighbors Dark Chocolate Chess Pies. Of course, my initial thought was "I want to be her neighbor." My next one naturally was to get her recipe.
You can double your enjoyment pleasure with this crustless Coconut Chess Pie, because it makes 2 pies.
You'd think the red insides of a blood orange would cause the inside of this Blood Orange Chess Pie to be red as well. Unfortunately, the yellow egg yolks cause it to be closer to dark yellow-orange in color.
Chess Pies are considered budget desserts because they are made from what's on hand. I initially wanted to make a Pineapple Chess Pie, but I had no crushed pineapple. I substituted canned citrus salad (white and pink grapefruit slices along with orange slices in a light syrup) for the pineapple. This Citrus Chess Pie turned-out to be a very tasty budget dessert.