Once you can make a pie crust/pastry, the possible fillings are endless.
I thought I’d include both a fruit and a custard type pie in this post.
Nectarines are delicious … sweet and juicy and a very good price in season. Instead of making a pastry top crust, I used a crumble. It’s something I’ve got to work on. Delicious but not as pretty as I would have liked. I didn’t bother peeling the nectarines.
I have no idea where the name of this pie comes from … there are many explanations for how Chess pie got its name. But however the name came about, the result is tasty. I used the recipe I found here. Half the recipe for the filling was enough for two mini (6 inch diameter) pies. I had some extra filling so I baked the custard in a small oiled ramekin.
8 thoughts on “Pie Duo … Nectarine and Chess”
Great looking pies
Thank you. I’m catching up on some of my past baking. Three more pies made since Thanksgiving. 🙂
:Love Chess pie. I just like custard of any kind. My kids hated it so I haven’t made one in decades! Now I’m motivated! Thanks! I squeeze my streusel together and then break it into chunks, then freeze it while I mike the rest of the pie. Actually i try to keep some in the freezer by doubling whatever recipe i’m making then I have it ready. It’s kinda dangerous, tho!!
My first time making/trying chess pie. It was tasty. I’d make it again.
Squeezing the streusel into bigger pieces is also advice I got on a FB group from someone who had posted a lovely pie. The recipe I followed said to keep everything cold and handle minimally. That’s why I ended up with something that resembled commercial dry breadcrumbs. 😦
Will try again. Thank you.
BTW, I just saw a bruleed custard pie that looked like a chess pie put under the broiler. I might try it!
There’s a Japanese cheese tart that’s bruleed (kind of like Portugese egg tarts) that caught my eye. So many great pies/tarts out there. 🙂
I have a passion for Portugese egg tarts!! So many good Japanese recipes, and so many are so clever. I’m glad you’re exploring! Then I will know what works and doesn’t, after all your hard work! Thank you!
LOL … happy to help out.