Better Homes & Garden's CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE

Rose Mary Mogan


This is one of the DESSERT ITEMS on the menu for my husband's SPECIAL APPRECIATION DINNER on Sunday.

It is very tasty, and the nuts gives it a special crunch. The recipe is from my BETTER HOMES & GARDENS CHRISTmas COOKING FROM THE HEART cookbooks.

The addition of cool whip or whipped topping with a sprinkle of mini chocolate sprinkles adds just the right amount of added creaminess.

This pie is simple & easy. If you have never tried chess pie, then this is the one to try, you will be hooked on the very first bite. Chocolate lovers take note, you cant loose with this one. Hubby loved it


★★★★★ 3 votes

6-8 depending on slice size
15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1
    refrigerated rolled pie crust, or make your own
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn meal, i used yellow
  • 1 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 large
    eggs, room temperature slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
    milk ( i used evaporated)
  • 1/2 c
    butter melted (1 stick)
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts, ( i used pecans)
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    whipped cream or topping, (optional)

How to Make Better Homes & Garden's CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE


  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Shape pie crust into pie plate and set aside till needed.
  2. To make the filling: Add sugar, cocoa powder, corn meal, flour & salt.
  3. Stir to blend together.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs with the milk, butter & vanilla. Then stir mixture into sugar mixture until smooth. Add nuts. Then pour into crust.
  5. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour until filling is set and the crust is a golden brown. You can reduce temperature to 325 degrees F. if the crust browns too fast, & cover edge of crust with aluminum foil. Cool pie on wire rack. Filling will fall slightly after baking that's normal.
  6. Cover pie and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours or more. Slice and top with whipped cream or whipped topping if desired. Enjoy.

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About Better Homes & Garden's CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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