Minnie Traditions

7 years 1 month ago
Posted under Community Outreach

Over the holidays, I always enjoy cooking with my mom and sister. We make all the old favorites and usually try a few new things. We spent the day after Christmas this year making lots of sweet treats including miniature pecan pies (a new find) and chocolate crinkle cookies (a tried and true delight). While thumbing through some beloved old cookbooks, we came across the recipe for Minnie Pearl's Chess Pie in the Nashville Junior League cookbook! (Encore! Printed in 1977)

I thought some of you might enjoy making it and sharing it with friends and family at a New Year's Eve celebration.

Minnie Pearl's Chess Pie

1/2 cup butter

1 and 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs, beaten

1 Tbsp cider vinegar

1 Tbsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1 (8-inch) unbaked pie shell


Combine the butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until very smooth. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the eggs and mix thoroughly. Stir in vinegar, vanilla, and salt; beat well with a wire whisk. Pour into pastry shell and bake.

If you give it a try, let us know what you think!! Happy New Year, y'all!

Allison Buchignani