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chess pie

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noun Southern Cooking.
a dessert of cornmeal, sugar, butter, egg yolks, milk, and flavorings baked in a pastry shell.
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Origin of chess pie

First recorded in 1930–35; apparently for chest pie; chest perhaps alluding to its depth
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