Monday, August 8, 2011

Made in Mississippi: Southern Sideboard Cookbook

This cookbook from the Junior League of Jackson, Mississippi is THE BEST Southern Cookbook.

Chess Pie

1 9 inch pie crust -- unbaked
1/2 cup butter or margarine -- melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch salt
3/4 tablespoon vinegar

Prepare unbaked pie shell. Mix butter and sugar and simmer slowly, stirring, for 5 minutes. remove from heat and let cool slightly, stirring constantly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla, salt and vinegar; mix well.Pour filling into pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes. Shake pie gently. It is done when the center quivers slightly. Do not try to double recipe.Pie keeps well in the refrigerator overnight. Can freeze and reheat.

The book photo is from Amazon while the recipe was found at Deanna's Corner Cooking.

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