Furr's Cafeteria Butter Chess Pie

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"Furr's Cafeteria is a restaurant chain here in Texas known for their butter chess pie. I found the recipe on-line and it was supposedly posted by a former employee of Furr's. I don't know how true this is, but I do know the pie tastes exactly like the restaurant version. Warning!!! This pie is very sweet so you might want to add some lemon juice and lemon zest to add a little tartness to it. I suspect you could also add some cocoa if you wanted it to be chocolate. I have prepared the recipe as originally written and it turned out really well."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (122.2 g)
  • Calories 366.6
  • Total Fat - 15.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 163 mg
  • Sodium - 73.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 51.1 g
  • Protein - 5.4 g
  • Calcium - 47.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F

Step 2

In large bowl, combine sugar and flour, stir in eggs and buttermilk until blended. Add butter and vanilla extract.

Step 3

Pour filling into pastry shell.

Step 4

Bake for 45 minutes or until the filling is set. Check for doneness after the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pie. The center should be set with a slight jiggle.

Step 5

Cool on wire rack.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good chess pie, thanks!

review by:
(24 Aug 2014)