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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a favorite Southern dessert that's so simple—with just a few pantry ingredients, you can have this pie on the table in about an hour!

slice of chocolate chess pie

A while back I wrote about playing at my friend's house after church on Sundays, and about her Mama's chocolate chess pie. Well, after digging through some of our old church cookbooks I found Miss Patsy's recipe for the pie. It is just the way I remembered.

Chocolate chess pie ready to bake

I adore this chocolate chess pie, and not just because it transports me back to carefree Sunday afternoons spent chasing tadpoles in the branch. I like the creamy, smooth, custard-like texture. It's like eating chocolate silk but better.

chocolate chess pie with slices removed

This pie is very similar to my Old-Fashioned Fudge Pie, and truth be told, if I were having to choose I would choose that one first. But I don't have to choose. I can have both and so can you!

slice of chocolate chess pie

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A classic Southern dessert, this chocolate chess pie is made with pantry ingredients and is easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch pie shell
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place pie pan on a large foil-lined cookie sheet.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, salt, and cocoa in a large bowl until blended. Add eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla and whisk until well mixed.
  3. Pour into pie crust and bake for 30-40 minutes until pie doesn't jiggle too much in the center.
  4. Allow pie to sit for at least half an hour before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 136mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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