Chocolate Chess Pie


Chocolate Chess Pie is a beloved Southern dessert that has graced family tables for generations. With its simple ingredients and decadent taste, this pie is a true comfort food. Let’s dive into the world of chocolate chess pie!


  • 1 unbaked pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare the Pie Crust:
    • Roll out the pie crust and fit it into a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp the edges as desired.
  3. Mix the Filling:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder.
    • Add the melted butter and mix until well combined.
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
    • Gradually add the evaporated milk and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into the Pie Crust:
    • Pour the chocolate filling into the prepared pie crust.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the filling is set and slightly puffed.
    • The center should jiggle slightly when gently shaken.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Let the pie cool completely on a wire rack.
    • Serve at room temperature or chilled, topped with whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.


  • For an extra indulgent twist, add a handful of chocolate chips to the filling.
  • Some variations include a splash of strong coffee or a dash of cinnamon for added flavor.


Chocolate Chess Pie is a timeless dessert that brings comfort and joy. Whether enjoyed after a Sunday supper or at a holiday gathering, this pie is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Share it with loved ones and create your own cherished memories!

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