My family's 2020 Thanksgiving dinner is in the books. We had ours this past Sunday. And we brought a new dish to the table.

Well, actually, my SISTER brought a new dish to the table, by way of Catron County, New Mexico and THIS cookbook:

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We always have chess pie for Thanksgiving. Honestly, as sweets go, for me, there is nothing better on this earth. So, it was a wonderful surprise when I learned that chess pie has a sibling. Its name is "Baptist pie." And it is REEEEE-markable.

It's like chess pie kicked up a notch. This is the recipe, courtesy of my aunt, Joan Topmiller McGargish:

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And my sister advises that Aunt Jo's baking instructions are a bit vague, so you'll need to do it like chess pie--ten minutes at 400 degrees then 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Then devour. And you don't have to thank us. How can two pies that are THAT easy to make taste so unbelievably amazing?

Anyway, there you have "Baptist pie." Weird name. Uncommon goodness. And speaking of uncommon, how about some other weird pies?

Unusual Pies for Thanksgiving Day or Any Day

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