Brown Butter Bourbon Chess Pie
"leftovers (brown butter bourbon chess pie with unsweetened whipped cream). filling recipe (since everyone has been asking) -> - 1 cup vanilla sugar (it’s pretty much the only granulated sugar I have on hand these days - old vanilla beans/pods + sugar + time) - 1/2 cup brown sugar - 3-4 eggs (depending on whether you want a softer more gooey pie or something a little more set) - 1 stick butter, browned and cooled slightly - large pinch of salt - 2 tablespoons bourbon - 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse cornmeal - 2 teaspoons vanilla whisk together. pour into blind baked shell (I used pie dough, but it could be whatever you prefer). 325 degrees for 35 minutes (slight jiggle in the center)."
-- @tojo827
Recipe Intro From tojo827
A classic southern pie filled with all the best ingredients- brown butter, vanilla sugar and bourbon to name a few. Topped with an unsweetened whipped cream, this pie would make the perfect ending to any celebratory meal.


Prep time 1min
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: One 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup vanilla sugar
  • 1/ 2 cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 eggs, use 3 if you want a softer more gooey pie or 4 if you want something a little more set
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, browned and slightly cooled
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 1/ 2 tablespoons coarse cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • large pinch salt
  • 1 par baked pie crust


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 325ºF.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars, eggs, butter, bourbon, cornmeal, vanilla extract and salt. Pour into pie shell.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 35 minutes, until there is a slight jiggle in the center but the edges are set.