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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is such a simple pie to make with so much chocolate flavor. One bowl and a few minutes of time are all you need to prepare this pie. Serve with fresh whipped cream and you have an amazing southern dessert.

Chocolate Chess Pie

A Classic Southern Recipe

Pies are one of my absolute favorite things to eat and I especially like simple, old-fashioned pies like this Chocolate Chess Pie. Chess pies are so quick and easy to make and only require a few basic ingredients. Typically chess pies contain flour, sugar, butter and eggs.

Slice of Chocolate Chess Pie on a plate.

 

 

This Chocolate Chess Pie is wonderfully sweet and full of chocolate flavor. It has a custard filling that is rich, but not too heavy and I like to serve it either at room temperature or chilled.

Bake in Advance

For best results, bake a day in advance and chill overnight. If you try and slice it right after baking, the filling will be runny. I love to refrigerate Chess Pie, but it will be fine left on the counter at room temperature for a few days.

Chocolate Chess Pie

This Chocolate Chess Pie is such an easy pie to make  and only a few ingredients are needed. It’s super sweet, creamy, and delicious with plenty of chocolate flavor. I usually use a store bought pie crust and then it only takes a few minutes to prep this pie. Forty-Five minutes later you have a wonderful homemade dessert to serve with supper. I like to serve it with whipped cream that’s barely been sweetened to cut the sweetness of the pie some.

Next to Chocolate Meringue Pie, this is probably chocolate pie to make. The top develops a thin, crackly layer and the filling underneath is so smooth and creamy.

If you’d like to make a homemade pie crust for this recipe watch the video below. Linda Carman, the head of the test kitchen at Martha White, shows me how to make an easy, flaky pie crust.

 

Have a wonderful week full of pie!

Chocolate Chess Pie

 

More Chess Pie Recipe To Try

Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make:


Chocolate Chess Pie slice topped with whipped cream.

Chocolate Chess Pie

This Chocolate Chess Pie will make you feel like you are sitting in your grandmother's kitchen. It is rich creamy and so sweet and full of chocolate flavor!
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 45 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (9-inch) uncooked pie crust, store-bought or homemade
  • whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree.


  •  In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and  cocoa powder until blended.

  • Add eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, salt, and butter. Mix well and pour into prepared pie crust.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. There will still be a little jiggle in the middle when you shake it. Cool completely before slicing. I like to chill it in the refrigerator before serving.

  • Serve with whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: chocolate pie

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  1. INSTRUCTIONS
    1.Preheat oven to 350 degree.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and cocoa powder until blended.
    3.Add eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, salt, and butter. Mix well and pour into prepared pie crust.
    4.Bake for about 45 minutes. There will still be a little jiggle in the middle when you shake it.
    5.Cool completely before slicing. I like to chill it in the refrigerator before serving.
    6.Serve with whipped cream.

  2. Here is this recipe. I just copied and pasted for those who couldn’t see. Will put the directions the same way in next comment 🙂

    INGREDIENTS
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 eggs, lightly beaten
    2/3 cup evaporated milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    pinch of salt
    4 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 (9-inch) uncooked pie crust, store-bought or homemade
    whipped cream for serving

  3. We were surprised at how rich and yummy this pie was! With the plain top, it looks very humble coming out of the oven. We topped with whipped cream, of course. I thought it could use a little crunchy/salty (like peanuts) – so it was suggested I try it with a pretzel/sugar/butter crust.

  4. I followed the recipe for the chocolate Chess Pie but unfortunately, it didn’t turn out well. The filling was completely dry and I am wondering if 45 minutes was too long a time to bake a pie that has so little volume. Has anyone else mentioned baking it for a shorter time? If I try it again I’ll bake it for about 20 minutes and maybe that will work.

  5. Just a question – will the pie rise? Filled it to recipe spec but it’s about 2/3 full of the storebought 9-inch pie plate. I’m sure I can remedy with whipped cream but just curious!

  6. Sophie Anderson

    Very good and rich chocolate pie dessert. Ingredients are on hand mostly and I loved how creamy this pie is. Will make again.

  7. Would have like the recipe for this pie, However I am not permitted to add Chrome to my computer so I backed out. Guess I’m out of luck with your recipe that was featured in 6 Old-Fashioned Pie Recipes Worth Bringing Back
    Guess I will look for a recipe elsewhere. Where I don’t have to download a program to get it. Looked good though in the pics .

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