Chess Pie

My son has requested cherry pie for Easter dinner. This of course launched me into singing “Can she bake a cherry pie Billy Boy, Billy Boy?”. Yeah, I got the exasperated teenager look for that one

I wonder if I can pretend that I didn’t understand his handwriting and make a chess pie instead. I like them better and they are much easier on the budget. I like this one.

Chess Pie

5 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon corn meal
2 T oleomargarine
1/4 cup grated cheese
1 c milk
2 T cream (or just use 1 1/4 cup whole milk)

Grate cheese, combine with milk and heat but do not boil. Mix eggs, sugar, cornmeal and flour; add to milk. Mix well. Add melted margarine and cream. Bake at 375 until set.


  1. That sounds really interesting… how does it taste?

  2. What kind of cheese???

  3. No you can’t swap a chess pie for a cherry pie, shudder. I will just buy a store bought cherry pie.

  4. It is sort of like a custard pie. I use cheddar but any will do.

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