Miss Jeannette’s Blueberry Chess Pie

Who doesn’t love a good pie? Today, I’m excited to share a recipe for Blueberry Chess Pie. This pie is not only delicious but also easy to make. With a sweet, custardy filling and a burst of fresh blueberries, it’s a dessert that everyone will love. Perfect for summer picnics, family gatherings, or just because, this pie is sure to become a favorite in your home.

If you love pie, you’re in for a treat. Blueberry Chess Pie is a delicious and easy dessert that you can make at home. It’s sweet, tangy, and perfect for any occasion. I came across this recipe last month when I was perusing an old cookbook from a Presbyterian church. These kinds of cookbooks are some of my favorites!

Chess pie is a classic Southern dessert. It’s a simple pie made with basic ingredients like sugar, eggs, and butter. According to the Washington Post, Chess Pie got it’s name rather ambiguously:

“In 19th-century Alabama, as one of many tales goes, a freed slave made a living selling pies to her neighbors. During a time when pecans and other nuts were hard to come by, she made a sugar pie, combining eggs, sugar, flour or cornmeal, butter, and spices or citrus to cut the sweetness. Asked what kind of pie she had made, the woman replied, “Oh it’s jes’ pie.” And so, supposedly, the name “Chess Pie” was coined.”

– Lisa Donovan

Either way, it’s a pie that’s been loved for generations.

Adding blueberries to a chess pie gives it a fresh, fruity twist. Blueberries are in season during the summer, making this pie a great choice for picnics and family gatherings. They add a burst of flavor and a beautiful color to the pie.

Plus, blueberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, so you can feel good about eating them. 🙂

So, last week we arrived home from our annual church campmeeting and I mentioned to my daughter, Laura, that I was going to make this pie. She said, “I want pie!”

So, I knew I would be traveling down to Chattanooga, Tennessee that weekend on my way to visit my parents south of Atlanta, Georgia so I promised to wait and bake it the night before and bring her some.

On Sunday I went tubing down the Ocoee River with some of my other daughters – Sarah and Emily, along with Sarah’s husband, Ethan, and Emily’s fiance, Colton.

When we got back to our cars I asked if anyone wanted pie and Emily thought it was funny that I brought pie. And I said, “Would you be upset if I always brought you pie?” to which she responded: “Mom said she’s bringing pie every time she visits!”

Haha. Guess I’ll be making more pie…

We ended up going to Emily’s apartment later and digging into the pie. It was everything I had hoped for. It reminded me of a blueberry muffin. When I dropped a slice off with Laura she said it tasted a little like blueberry cobbler. I can’t argue with that description either.

How to Make Blueberry Chess Pie

Making this pie is sooo easy. You just mix the filling ingredients, pour them into a pie crust, and bake. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool so you can enjoy a slice. It’s a great recipe to make with kids because it’s so simple and fun to watch the pie come together.

I used a pre-made pie this time, but I love making my own pie crusts too.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 pt. blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell
  • ½ c. oleo (butter)

Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add flour, cornstarch, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in berries and pour into pie shell.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes, then at 300° for 35 minutes or until the center is firm. Cool well.

Whether you’re making it for a special occasion or just because, it’s sure to be a hit. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

Yield: 8

Blueberry Chess Pie

Blueberry Chess Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 pt. blueberries
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell
  • ½ c. oleo (butter)

Instructions

    1. Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
    2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
    3. Add flour, cornstarch, vinegar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
    4. Stir in berries and pour into pie shell.
    5. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes, then at 300° for 35 minutes or until the center is firm.
    6. Cool well.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

    Blueberry Chess Pie is a must-try recipe. It’s easy to make, delicious, and perfect for sharing. So, the next time you have fresh blueberries, give this pie a try. You won’t be disappointed!