Be honest…do YOU know what a chess pie is?
Before I made my first one, I didn’t either. I thought (without vocalizing it, because I think if I’d gotten that far I would have realized this made no sense) that it was a pie with a marbled top, vaguely resembling a chessboard with dark and light parts. My father-in-law, who just had a birthday and got to choose this pie from the book, guessed that it was like a cheesecake pie. Chess/cheese, pretty close.
There are several theories given in the cookbook to explain the whole situation. One of them is that a chess pie is a pie that holds up well in a pie chest (as you might guess, a cupboard for safely storing pies in.) Chess/chest. Even closer.
If you asked me now what a chess pie is, I would say that this is my general assessment.
1. It has eggs in it.
2. It’s so easy to make. Not even funny.
3. It’s incredibly delicious.
Angus Barn Chocolate Chess Pie is a good pie. There you have it, folks.