Pumpkin Chess Pie

Pumpkin Chess Pie

Pumpkin Pie is my absolute favorite pie, so every year, I try and come up with a little twist on the original one.  Yesterday, I made a Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie on Today…which was just my Streusel Topped Sweet Potato Pie subbed with with one (14 oz) can of pumpkin instead of mashed sweet potatoes.  You can see that recipe HERE.

Over the years, I’ve made these yummy pumpkin pie versions:
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie with an Oreo Crust
Mini Pumpkin Pies with a Sugar Cookie Crust
Pumpkin Marshmallow Frozen Pie
Pumpkin Butterscotch No Bake Pie

And this year, I made a Pumpkin Chess Pie.  I love a Chess Pie, so when you add a little pumpkin and some spice, you get the perfect pie for your Thanksgiving.  Enjoy!

This recipe makes one pie.

Shopping List
1 unbaked pie shell (either store bought or homemade)
1 stick of butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup of buttermilk
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
whipped topping to garnish, optional
a little cinnamon to garnish, optional

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Place your unbaked pie dough in your pie plate.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add your melted butter.  Next, whisk in your three beaten eggs.  Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together your sugar and flour.  Next, whisk this into your egg mixture.  Whisk in your buttermilk followed by your pumpkin and then your pumpkin pie spice.

Pour this filling into your unbaked pie shell and place in the oven for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking another 30 minutes.

Remove the pie from the oven and allow to rest on the counter for at least 30 minutes before covering it and placing it in the fridge to chill for at least two hours.

When you’re ready, slice into wedges and garnish with a little whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

The perfect pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Chess Pie


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  • Katie November 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hi Shay! I would love to try making my own pumpkin pie this year for Thanksgiving instead of getting store bought. This looks easy enough! What makes it different from regular pumpkin pie? I’m not that familiar with a chess pie. Thanks! p.s. I make your pecan pie bars every year… they are a huge hit with my family!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      A simple little chess pie is all of these ingredients minus the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. It’s just a little buttermilk pie basically. A regular old pumpkin pie typically has evaporated milk instead of buttermilk.

      • Katie Compton November 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm

        Great, thank you!! 🙂

  • Meg November 5, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I’m in charge of pie this year and want to make a pumpkin one…which of all of yours would you say I “have” to make? ????

    • Mix and Match Mama November 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

      Oh my goodness! That’s so hard! In my family, you have to have pumpkin and pecan at Thanksgiving. The Pumpkin Chess would be delicious and then I have several pecan choices too!

  • Maria November 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I only recently tried a chess pie. The one I tried was chocolate flavored. I don’t think Chess pie is as common over here on the west coast. This looks like such a simple and tasty swap! I think the tang from the buttermilk would be so so good in pumpkin pie!!

    Also, you did great on Today! And that pie looked great too!!

  • haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine November 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    oh. my. goodness. This sounds INCREDIBLE!!! What makes a pie a chess pie!? I can’t wait to make it!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 7, 2016 at 4:31 am

      Buttermilk 🙂