Highway Cafe Chess Pie Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Highway Cafe Chess Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Highway Cafe Chess Pie

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"I obtained this recipe 40-years ago from the cook at the Highway Cafe in Scappoose, Oregon. I have never found its equal. Whenever I serve it, I am always asked for the recipe."

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

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Soak raisins in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, and chop.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the vanilla, sour cream, walnuts and chopped raisins. Pour into the baked pie shell.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm in the center. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2005

Great Pie. I love chess pies so I thought I would try this one. I'm not a big fan of raisins so I just put in the nuts. I was worried it might not taste that great but it was wonderful. Everyone loved it. My mom even asked how to make it. This is not as sweet as a chess pie and I like it that way. My mom and I cut the sugar when making one anyway.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2010

Maybe it's just a matter of taste but I found this pie much too sweet. After the first couple of bites I just couldn't eat any more. I followed the directions exactly except for omitting the walnuts.


20 Ratings

Feb 03, 2006

Very pleased. I used Chopped Pecans in place of the Walnuts, and Splenda Baking Sugar in place of regular sugar, turned out great.

Nov 04, 2007

This pie is divine! If you like rich desserts, this is one to try. I omitted the walnuts as my boyfriend doesn't like them (I will make one with nuts for this Christmas though lol) and it was still great.

Mar 19, 2010

Delicious! I used more raisins, because there was only alittle bit left in the bag, and brown sugar instead of white (my preference). Will make again.

Aug 11, 2008

Easy to follow. Got rave reviews from my Finnish inlaws. I used only one cup of raisins and half cup of walnuts (all I had), and boiled water to just pour over the bowl of raisins, rather than actively boiling the raisins. Worked great. Served with vanilla sauce, but next time I might serve with vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce.

Dec 02, 2008

Magnifficent,spectacular,i have found nervana! This recipe is better than any pecan, or chess i have ever had. All other pies will never be the same. It is very addictive, and may be dangerous if there isn`t enough to go around.

Dec 26, 2006

Very very rich pie. I liked it but was the only one for our Christmas dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 29.9 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

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

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