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Pecan-Coconut-Chess Pie Recipe

Pecan-Coconut-Chess Pie

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"This recipe combines the best of three Southern pies--coconut, pecan and chess. This is a pie that carries well and sells well at bake sales!!!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, sugar, flour, lemon juice, vanilla and margarine. Mix in eggs until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans. Then pour mixture into pie crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Be sure to cover pie with foil. Take off foil when there are 10 to 15 minutes left of bake time.
  4. Pie will be somewhat "shaky" when removed from oven, but will firm up as it cools.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2010

I only used 1 cup sugar and think it could go down to a 1/2 cup no problems. It was yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2014

I made two of these pies, one as directed and one with Splenda and an extra jumbo egg. A sugar-free version would need more tweaking however as my attempt resulted in a dry pie. However a dollop of cool whip made it enjoyable. The pie made per directions sold for $35 at the church bake sale. The purchaser informed me the pie was moist, unusual and enjoyed. It just has too much going on for my taste without anything really shining, I will not make it again.


15 Ratings

Jan 20, 2008

The pie was easy to make. It was good, but not great. When I ask my DH said it was ok. If I make it again, probably use only half of the coconut, and/or pecans.

Jan 31, 2003

I bake this pie in twos and keep one in the freezer for a quick dessert. I LOVE THIS PIE. My husband who hates chess pies, loves it also. Great recipe!

Nov 24, 2005

Great taste and easy. I left out the coconut and added extra pecans and it turned out just as I'd hoped - like a slightly firmer and less sweet version of a pecan pie. I did need to bake this uncovered longer after I removed the foil and it was still runny in the middle even after cooling. Don't know if it had anything to do with my modifications. But it was still really good!

Aug 19, 2003

Absolutely wonderful!!! Highly recommend this variation of a chess pie.

Jan 05, 2008

This is the best pie I've ever had. Pecan pie has always been my favorite but this puts a nice spin on it. My kids ate it up too.

Mar 26, 2006



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  • Calories
  • 533 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 33 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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