See also: Recipe for Chess Pie (1906)
CHESS PIE TRIVIA
Chess pie was popular in colonial America, and is still popular in the southern U.S. It is a pie with a simple filling of eggs, butter, sugar and lemon juice (and sometimes a small amount of flour). The name could be a corruption of 'cheese pie' (the custard could seem to be cheese). There are similar cheese-less cheese cake recipes.