Coffee Chess Pie


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 9-inch ready made pie crust


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Make coffee syrup by whisking brown sugar and coffee until sugar has dissolved and mixture has reduced by one-third. Cool.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, espresso powder, and vanilla together. Mix in three eggs, then stir in the cornmeal, salt, and heavy cream until smooth.
  4. Slowly stir in the egg mixture with the coffee syrup until combined. Pour the filling into the pie shell, which is on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Beat the last egg and brush it along the edge of the pie.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut and top servings with whipped cream. You will think you have died and gone to heaven.

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