Thursday, April 19, 2012

Furr's Cafeteria Chess Pie...#3

I've tried to re-create the Butter Chess Pie recipe from Furr's Cafeteria for years!  I've come close but never met the standard for the creamy, rich flavor of the original recipe.  Furr's recipe is the perfect slice of heaven; gooey yet creamy, no brown crust on the top like mine and just the right amount of sweetness to balance the custard texture.    

I've tried hundreds of recipes over the years, making two new versions this week.  Both recipes boasted their incredible likeness to the Furr's recipe but they both ended up in the trash! One pie literally was in the oven for two and a half hours; what a nasty, soupy mess!

This is my third recipe this week, tasty but not the real deal! 

I recently learned that Furr's will not divulge the recipe come hell or high water!  So if one of my fellow food bloggers knows the "real" recipe for this luscious dessert please feel free to share!

Butter Chess Pie

1 cup room temperature butter
2 cups sugar
8 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons all purpose flour

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Filling: With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks blend until combined, add vanilla, and flour beating on medium speed. Pour into a prepared crust and bake for 45-55 minutes or until set in the middle.  Chill overnight


3 ounces cream Cheese
1 stick butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Make crust using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until well combined. Add flour and mix until dough forms a ball. Pat into a 9 inch pie pan. Chill.
Optional: 9 inch frozen deep dish pie shell

The Furr's recipe has a cool yellow crust. Mine always end up with this crunchy brown top. I've tried covering the pie with foil but still no luck.  Despite the crusty top this recipe was pretty good.  I'm still hoping to find the secret recipe for the Furr's pie.  Until then, I'll continue to post my valiant efforts in the quest to find the perfect Butter Chess Pie recipe.

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  1. Wow...pies looks very mouthwatering... M drooling here.

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  2. OMG!!!!! REbecka chicky you took me back 30 years I have not made a chess pie in like forever an oldie but a goodie I love it yours look sooooooo good!! ummm

  3. Pranjale, thanks so much for visiting my blog and your nice comments! I'll stop by your blog today!

    Jos, OMG is right!!! Best pie ever! I would love to try your recipe if you have one?? xo

  4. This is the first time I've heard of Chess Pie but it certainly looks divine. Wouldn't mind popping some into my mouth :)

  5. Stopping by Rebecka, Blog is wonderful.
    Pages are loading fast for me.

    I am having problems with my share buttons. I don't think they are working.
    Could you check for me?
    CW ♥♥

  6. Thanks for checking on my site load time Carol!! I'll go look at you buttons right now!

  7. Hi Rebecka,
    You are really determined to get the Furr's Chess Pie! Wish I could be there to help you finish up all your experimental yummies! Thought you might like to know, I found one link to the copycat recipe of Furrs, you might want to give it a try! Let me know how it is, hope this is what you are looking for! Happy baking!

  8. Hi Joy, I'll be checking out the link for the recipe. My first 2 pies were copycats and turned out horribly. I'm excited to try this one. Maybe it's the real one!! Thanks

  9. Rebecka, this pie looks incredible! You are being featured! Foodie Friday Fave

  10. I just stopped by my old post and found your feature for this recipe!! Thank you for the honor!

  11. Is this similar to the pie they make that has just a bit of chocolate on top of the creamy buttery filling? I had no idea what the name of it was.


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