Definition of chess pie in US English:

chess pie

noun

  • A type of pie filled with a mixture of eggs, butter, and sugar, to which nuts and fruits may be added.

    • ‘A chess pie is an old Southern pie type - like cream pies - that has been around for nearly a century.’
    • ‘The Southern-style chess pies are butter-rich and fresh.’
    • ‘Her chicken and dressing and her chess pies were very delicious and she was always trying to make sure that the pies weren't too sweet.’
    • ‘This recipe is also for lemon chess pies that are stacked; then a caramel sauce is poured over the whole.’
    • ‘The aromas of chocolate-chip cookies, pound cake and lemon chess pie complete the feel-good picture.’
    • ‘Its basically a bunch of chess pies glued together with caramel frosting.’
    • ‘In any event, the dessert most of us call chess pie is a very simple custard in a pie crust.’