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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Desserts - everyone picked their favorites and that's what we're serving!

Old Fashioned Chess Pie

This traditional Southern favorite is pure bliss bite by bite. It's meant to just ooze with deliciousness, and may leave you drooling, especially if you've never tasted Chess Pie before. I always make it in a homemade crust, it just deserves the best pastry. Wake up hungry on Thanksgiving just knowing something this divine is waiting for your fork!
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornmeal
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
9-inch pie crust
Combine first five ingredients. Stir in eggs, mix thoroughly. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes.

This Thanksgiving, we will have about 15 or so joining us for dinner and everyone wanted to bring something, so I told them to bring their favorite side. It will be fun to taste the various recipes of the dishes that they look forward to this time of year. We're cooking the desserts and friends from Nashville will be bringing two fried turkeys. Of course there will be big pans of  old-fashioned cornbread dressing, homemade sweet pickle spears, deviled eggs, cranberry catsup, yeast rolls, and stuffed celery appetizers.
I asked the guests to tell me their favorite dessert and that's what we'll be serving - surprise no pumpkin pie.
We're having Chess Pie, Cherry Pie, Caramel Cake, and Coconut Cream Pie. And surprise they take the left overs home with them.  I'll be sharing my Thanksgiving recipes with you this week and I hope that you have fun cooking and spending time around the table giving thanks and enjoying time with those you love.

2 comments:

Kathleen Richardson said...

Libby, I like the sound of the Chess Pie and I happen to have a little cornmeal left in the cupboard! What kind of vinegar did you use? I'm guessing a white distilled vinegar, but want to be sure.

Ronda Morris said...

I make to two of these for Thanksgiving and they look and smell wonderful. But I better still make my Black Bottom Sweet Potato Pies, or I might be banded from the dinner table :)

Keep all your great recipes coming, because I have added three of them to our holiday menu!!