January 21, 2011

Chess Pies

¼ milk
1 c coconut (flaked)
½ c chopped nuts
½ c dates (chopped)
1 c sugar
2 egg yolks or all of eggs
½ c melted butter
1 t vanilla
1 recipe plain pastry

Mix together milk, coconuts, nuts and dates. Add sugar, then eggs. Add butter and vanilla. Line muffin pans with pastry. Fill about ¾ full with mixture and bake in hot oven (400) Until filling sets, reduce temp. to moderate (350) and bake till brown. Don’t over-bake.

Helpful hints: If mixture seems to stiff add a little more milk. Use large round cookie cutter for cutting pastry, it’s just the right size for the muffin cups.

Kim Wadsworth (It’s her Great Great Grandmother’s Recipe)

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