I know we’ve talked about it previously, but I am just so utterly fascinated by Chess Pie. It takes the most unassuming list of ingredients and turns them into a gooey and delicious pie. It’s pure genius.
When I was planning what pies to bake for Pie Week, I knew I wanted to make a Chess Pie. I thought about and looked at several variations, but ultimately couldn’t stop thinking about this one.
I feel a little bit like I need to add an asterisk after the word “caramel” in that title. You see, despite the caramel flavor of this tart, you don’t have to labor over making caramel for it. The flavor magically evolves from all the brown sugar that’s mixed into the filling.
Besides all of that caramel goodness, this is also one of the simplest pies you’ll ever make. Just one bowl for the filling plus a pie crust. I made my go-to basic pie crust, but feel free to use your favorite or even a store-bought crust. I won’t judge.
You can dress up slices of this pie with a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of ice cream. I think it’s plenty good all on its own.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed Pie Week! It’s hard not to love a week dedicated to pie, right? Thanks to Audra and Brandy for organizing everything. And, thanks to all the other bloggers who participated for helping make this such a fun week. Be sure to click below to see the latest Pie Week creations from these lovely ladies.
Toasted Coconut Caramel Cream Pie from The Baker Chick
Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites from Nutmeg Nanny
S’mores Hand Pies from Chocolate and Carrots
Pumpkin Coconut Pie from Dessert for Two
Chocolate Pudding Pie from Eats Well with Others
Cranberry Apple Pie from Keep it Sweet Desserts
Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Almond Bark from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
White Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie from Dinners Dishes and Desserts
Smoked Salmon and Spinach Quiche from Country Cleaver
Apple Pie Ice Cream from Carla’s Confections
Triple Fruit Slab Pie from Foodie with Family
A big thank you to all of our Pie Week sponsors! If you haven’t already, be sure to enter the great Pie Week giveaways from King Arthur, Cabot, OXO, and Le Creuset. We have one more big giveaway for you starting today, courtesy of KitchenAid. Scroll past the recipe for entry details.
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Disclosure: KitchenAid is providing the product for the giveaway. All opinions are my own.