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Caramel Chess Pie
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Caramel Chess Pie

Caramel Chess Pie is a traditional, old-fashioned chess pie with a delightful caramel flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 467kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup flour, whisked or sifted to remove any clumps
  • 1 egg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium heavy-bottomed pan, heat butter, both sugars, milk, and flour over medium heat. Stir constantly until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Let cool 15 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg, egg yolks, vanilla, salt, and nutmeg together.
  • Slowly whisk about 1 cup of butter mixture into eggs (this prevents them from curdling). Then whisk the egg mixture into the butter mixture.
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Bake 10 minutes and then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 35 more minutes.


Let cool completely before slicing. I typically refrigerate it overnight.


Calories: 467kcal