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chocolate chess pie

★★★★☆ 23
a recipe by
Wanda Harrison
Henderson, TN

This is a great pie.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Your chocolate-loving friends will be begging for another slice of this chocolate chess pie. It's a snap to prepare and so tasty, you'll have no problem making it on request. Chess pies are custard-like with a slightly jiggly center. This version is full of chocolate flavor, too. When serving, add a dollop of whipped cream or a dusting of cocoa for an impressive chocolate dessert.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 23
serves 8-10
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate chess pie

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk (5 oz)
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 2
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    unbaked 9-inch pie crust, store bought

How To Make chocolate chess pie

  • Sugar, eggs, butter, evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and cocoa in a bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat 1 minute.
  • Ingredients poured into a pie crust.
    Pour into pie crust.
  • Chocolate Chess Pie baking in the oven.
    Bake for 1 hour. Covering the edges of the pie with a pie shield or aluminum foil for half the baking time will prevent the crust from over-browning.
  • Chocolate Chess Pie slightly risen.
    If the middle hasn't risen after an hour, cook the pie 5 to 10 minutes longer. Make sure the middle of the pie has risen so you know it has cooked completely.
  • Chocolate Chess Pie cooling.
    Let cool.