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

A classic Southern dessert, this chocolate chess pie is made with pantry ingredients and is easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
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Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350. Place pie pan on a large foil-lined cookie sheet.
  • Combine sugar, flour, salt, and cocoa in a large bowl until blended. Add eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla and whisk until well mixed.
  • Pour into pie crust and bake for 30-40 minutes until pie doesn’t jiggle too much in the center.
  • Allow pie to sit for at least half an hour before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 8slices, Calories: 295kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 4g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 136mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g
Course: Pies
Cuisine: American
Calories: 295
Keyword: chocolate chess pie, Southern chess pie, Southern desserts
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