Recipe: Holiday pie from the 17th century

Chess pie is a Southern holiday treat with roots to the 17th century, possibly from Chester, England. It is very rich and should be served in small slices. If you use a store-bought crust, the pie takes only 10 minutes to mix.

Chess pie is a Southern holiday treat with roots to the 17th century, possibly from Chester, England. It is very rich and should be served in small slices. If you use a store-bought crust, the pie takes only 10 minutes to mix.

CHESS PIE

1 pie shell
3 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1⁄3 cup white sugar
1⁄3 cup brown sugar
11⁄3 cup whipping cream
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup dates, chopped
1⁄2 cup figs, chopped
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat the egg yolks, flour, sugar and salt with a mixer until yellow-colored and light. Fold in remaining ingredients; do not beat. Pour into the pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. The pie is done when the crust is golden. Cool before serving.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass