Chess Pie

This is pecan pie on a WHOLE new level.  My aunt made this every holiday growing up, and it's made an appearance on every holiday day table in my family for over 40 years.....or there about.  I LOVE pecan pie, but I've never been a fan of the cloyingly sweet corn syrup filling and severe lack of pecans on top.   THIS filling has no corn syrup and is sweet, buttery and nutty....perfect to compliment the ENORMOUS amount of pecans that hang out on top.  To me, it's not the holidays without this pie.  It's also the ONLY non-dessert eating brother will actually eat.

Chess Pie (Side Dish)

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Serves: 8 Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pie Crust Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour (measure and then sift)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2-4 tablespoons ice water
  • Filling Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (do NOT use white wine vinegar. You can substitute white vinegar, but apple cider really is the best)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans

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