Recipe courtesy of The Hockaday School

Hockaday Chess Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 2 pies
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3 cups sugar

1 1/2 ounces cornmeal

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine or butter, melted

6 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk

2 teaspoons vinegar

2 unbaked pie shells in pie pans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar and cornmeal. Add melted margarine and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. Add all liquids, taking care to end with vinegar. Mix well. Divide filling among each unbaked pie shell. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.