Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream…

Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream

Published in Carolina Country January 2021

Got a tad of egg nog hanging out in your fridge from the holidaZe?  Tired of sipping on it and moving it around and wish it would just get gone?  Well here you go. Fix this simple Egg Nog Chess Pie (with bananas and cream) to be rid of it.  Those that get to eat the pie will thank you for it.

So nog be gone!  A great pie to indulge in for New Year’s Eve… might even pair nicely with a bubbly dry champagne?

PS… what’s your favorite egg nog?  I’m a huge fan of Simply Natural Creamery here in NC, like used in this pie… theirs is a really good choice… for sip’n and pie’n too.

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Egg Nog Chess Pie with bananas and cream

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.
Course: Brunch, Dessert, Pie, Supper
Cuisine: American, Kid-Friendly, Southern, Southern Desserts
Keyword: bananas, chess pie, cream pie, egg nog chess pie, pie, southern desserts
Author: Wendy Perry


  • 7 cups banana-nut, granola-type cereal
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • ½ cup egg nog
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • whipped cream, optional
  • grated nutmeg, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • For the filling, use a mixer to blend eggs, sugar and cornmeal together. Add butter, eggnog, vinegar, vanilla and salt. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • 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!
    (The bananas will float up as the pie bakes so you'll see some of them in the pie.)


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