I was looking for a recipe for a chocolate chess pie. I found one but did not have some of the ingredients it was calling for such as corn starch and Bakers chocolate. I just used what I had on hand..all purpose flour and Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Morsels. My husband thought this was the best chocolate pie he had ever tasted! Later, I tried it with the correct ingredients. It was not nearly as good! Sometimes, substitutions are for the better.
Melt chocolate morsels and butter together in microwave or saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. After removing from microwave or heat, stir in milk gradually. Mix sugar, flour, and salt together. Beat together eggs and vanilla and add coffee if using. Gradually, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour into 9 inch pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour until toothpick inserted into pie comes out clean. Cool for at least 4 hours before serving. Serve pie with whipped topping. Refrigerate leftovers.