Chess-pie



noun, Southern Cookery.
1.
a dessert of cornmeal, sugar, butter, egg yolks, milk, and flavorings baked in a pastry shell.
noun

a pastry shell filled with a mix of eggs, sugar, butter, some flour or cornmeal, and various flavorings, a southern US specialty that become dense when baked with a crisp top
Word Origin

possible alteration of chest

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