Mini Chess Pies

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"This is my grandmother's recipe we've had for generations, with some modifications since most of you won't have pans like my grandma's. If you like, substitute your favorite sweet shortbread pastry for the plain pastry crust."
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servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 185 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 18 muffin cups.
  2. Roll out pastry and cut out 18 circles with a 3-inch round cutter. Fit one pastry circle into each muffin cup. Set aside.
  3. Place raisins in a large saucepan. Add enough water to barely cover raisins. Boil on stovetop until water is absorbed and raisins are soft. Cool partially, then stir in butter or margarine, sugar, nuts, and vanilla.
  4. After butter or margarine is melted and all ingredients are blended, stir in eggs. Mix well. Spoon mixture into pastry-lined muffin cups, filling each one 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until set in center and golden brown on top.


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This is a great recipe for the holidays. I did make some changes though. First, I used dark brown sugar. I then combined the butter and brown sugar, and used a pastry cutter and cut the butter i...

My grandma used to make these and I didn't have a recipe so I used yours. OMG my family loved them and they were delicious. Thank you it's a keeper

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