Chess Pie

From Harriett Josephine McAlister Owen

 Chess Pie
A favorite of the 14 children of Harriett Josephine McAlister Owen 1857-1934.
Grandmother of Mary Lou Owen Boddy.

2 cups sugar
1 Tbls. flour
1 Tbls. Cornmeal
4 eggs
cup melted butter
cup milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix thoroughly sugar, flour and cornmeal. Add beaten eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla. Place mixture in a 9 pie pan lined with your favorite pastry.

Bake in a moderate oven (350) and bake until firm. (knife should come out lean when tested way between edge of pastry and the center).

Oven temperature and time are really not known because she cooked on a wood stove.

Submitted by: Mary Lou Boddy