Eggnog Chess Pie - Carolina Country

Eggnog Chess Pie With sliced banana and cream

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Eggnog Chess Pie

It seems fittin’ to use up that last bit of holiday eggnog in a good old southern chess pie. ‘Nog and bananas go together like mac and cheese, so partake of pie while toasting toes in front of a cozy fire as you settle into the New Year.


  • 7 cups banana-nut, granola-type cereal

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1⅔ cups sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted and slightly cooled

  • ½ cup eggnog

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 ripe banana

  • Whipped cream, optional

  • Grated nutmeg, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. To make the crust, roughly crush cereal in a food processor. Combine with butter by hand. Place into a 10-inch pie plate. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes.

  3. For the filling, use a mixer to blend eggs, sugar and cornmeal together. Add butter, eggnog, vinegar, vanilla and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.

  4. Thinly slice the banana over bottom of crust. Pour the egg mixture over banana. Bake about 40 minutes, until filling is set. Chill. Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped cream and dusting of nutmeg!

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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Comments (6)

  • Oh Miss Wendy, this sounds wonderful!

    Are you looking for taste testers by chance?? Can't wait to try this. ?

    Anita Lake |
    December 29, 2020 |

    • LOL... you should be my neighbors! They get to be my guinea pigs... just grab yourself some nog before it's gone if you don't have any and give it a try. It's hard to beat a good ole chess pie... unless, of course, you use egg nog and add bananas!

      Wendy Perry |
      December 30, 2020 |

  • I can't wait to try this! I used to make chess pies all the time! This is kicking it up a notch! Sounds tasty and interesting! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Mary Hodges Leggett |
    December 31, 2020 |

  • Miss Mary..... Do you happen to be closer to Buncombe County than Miss Wendy? I'm a "certified" taste tester that actually does dishes!?!? : )

    Anita Lake |
    January 04, 2021 |

  • Looks Delicious would love to try it

    Gregory Flythe |
    December 14, 2022 |

    • Oh please do. Let me know what you think... and Merry Christmas!

      Wendy |
      December 15, 2022 |

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