Orange Chess Pie is a variation on the classic Southern Pie. Made with buttermilk, eggs, butter and sugar, it can best be described as a type of custard pie.
This pie is very easy to make. The ingredients come together quickly with an electric mixer and are poured into an unbaked pie crust.
Fresh squeezed orange juice works best for the recipe and if you can find Blood oranges or Cara Cara oranges, the pie will have a much deeper color.
Orange Chess Pie is one that you could really serve at any time of the year. It is light enough to serve during the summer yet shines when citrus season brings us the best assortment of oranges.
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- 9 inch pie crust unbaked
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick) at room temperature
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 3 tablespoons orange zest (2 large oranges)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and buttermilk. Add the flour, cornmeal, orange juice and orange zest and mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into your crust lined 9 inch pie plate.
Bake for 40 minutes to 45 minutes until the center of the pie is set.