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Super-Simple Chess Pie Bars

Chess Pie Bars
The new way to serve pie couldn’t be easier. This one-bowl recipe shows just how easy it can be.
By Gerry Speirs

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Pie crust isn’t only for making pies. You can turn practically any pie into a crowd-size dessert simply by making it into easy-to-serve bars. For example, I’ve prepared an easy version of the Southern classic Chess Pie. You can whip up this delectable dessert in only one bowl!

Chess Pie Bars

Use Pillsbury Pie crust to line the bottom of a 13x9-inch shallow baking tray, and then simply bake it at 350 °F until it’s golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Pillsbury Pie Crust

While it’s in the oven, whisk together the rest of the filling ingredients: 3 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Then pour it over the baked pie crust.

Whisk Together Ingredients

Bake it for another 35 minutes until golden brown on top.

Bake 35 Minutes

Dust the finished slab pie with a sprinkling of powdered sugar for that extra-special touch.



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