Chess Pie

This pie simply isn’t made enough, if you haven’t tried chess pie you don’t know what you have been missing.  This chess pie is filled with raisins, nuts, and so much more. Why not try my Grandmother’s recipe for Chess Pie?  This is from the archives of my grandmother.  Ethel Eynard.  Jefferson City, MO.  1952.

eggs for chess pie

Chess Pie

Yield: 8 servings.

Image coming soon

Chess Pie

This is an old-fashioned pie, that you can make with just a few ingredients. Make this pie and bring back some memories with our recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chess Pie, Pie Recipes, Pies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 198kcal


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Cream butter with sugar, salt, and spices. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add remaining ingredients, pour in unbaked pie shell and bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes or until filling thickens.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

Never miss a recipe

Join the CopyKat eNewletter

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Reader Interactions


  1. Anne

    5 stars
    I was very surprised when I saw the ingredients in this version of “Chess Pie”. I have several recipes for chess pie and this is the first one I’ve seen with raisins, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and nuts. The ones I have made consist mostly of butter, sugar, cornmeal, and eggs. It’s my husbands favorite pie in the world. He laughed when I told him about this new chess pie recipe I found and said, “Don’t expect me to eat that.” I may try it later, but for now I’ll just stick with the old standby that’s worked for years.

    • stephaniemanley

      Anne, I didn’t mean to offend you with my Grandmother’s version of Chess Pie. I never understood her fascination with raisins, I would like to pick them out of pretty much anything I eat.

      Since my Grandmother passed away almost 10 years ago, I can’t ask her about why this Chess pie has all of these extra ingredients. I am sure someone out there would appreciate this particular version.

  2. Janet Carriveau

    I loved the pie, especially the amount of spices in it. I didn’t think it would thicken up very well, but it did. It’s a keeper for me and hubby.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating