Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chess pie - My oh my!

So... I go to make pumpkin pie on Christmas morning only to discover I didn't have pumpkin! What to do, what to do? I searched on and came up with Chess Pie! Num, num, num.

Chess pie is a super sweet, eggy custard pie - it is a hit with the old people since it has been around forever! I think it needs to make a comeback.

I came upon this recipe that was super simple and had ingredients I had on hand.

So how is pie gluten free you ask? Well - the pie crust isn't but the custard is. I made the filling per the recipe - the only change I made was I didn't add the corn meal to Gracie's dessert since I didn't have GF corn meal on hand. I poured it into a custard dish and put it in a water bath and baked until a pick came out clean.

This was such a simple, old fashioned pie that everyone loved. We topped it with Cool Whip and Cool Whip makes EVERYTHING more awesome!

I also do Pumpkin Pie Custard which Gracie LOVES! I would assume you could do any of the custard pies as a crustless custard by cooking in a water bath. So - break out your favorite pie recipes and experiment for yourself - or try the Chess Pie! You won't regret it.