Desserts & Sweets

Chocolate Chess Pie: A Heartwarming Delight for All Occasions

By Emma :

Everyday Culinary Delights👩‍🍳

Chocolate Chess Pie

Hello, dear readers! Today, I’m beyond excited to share a recipe that’s close to my heart—Chocolate Chess Pie. It’s a slice of heaven that’s been a part of my family gatherings for as long as I can remember. I’m truly grateful for the chance to pass this cherished recipe on to you. Get ready, because your dessert game is about to get seriously upgraded!

Introduction

Chocolate Chess Pie is one of those wonderful desserts that blends simplicity with an utterly indulgent flavor. If you’re a fan of rich, gooey chocolate encased in a flaky, buttery crust, then this pie is for you! Perfect for holidays, family dinners, or just a sweet end to a lovely meal, this pie promises to steal the show every time it hits the table.

Ingredients

To make this delightful pie, you will need:

  • 1 9-inch pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal (to thicken the filling)

How to Make Chocolate Chess Pie

Step 1: Prepare the Oven and Pie Crust

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Roll out your pie crust and gently press it into a 9-inch pie pan. Crimp the edges for a decorative touch!

Step 2: Mix the Filling

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. Add the beaten eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well until combined. Stir in the evaporated milk and cornmeal until the mixture is smooth and well incorporated.

Step 3: Bake

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the filling is set and the crust is a golden brown. The center should still wobble slightly—it will set as it cools.

Step 4: Cool and Serve

Allow the pie to cool completely on a wire rack. This helps the filling set perfectly. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed. A dollop of whipped cream on top adds a lovely touch!

Helpful Tips

  • Don’t Overbake: The key to the perfect chess pie texture is a slightly jiggly center, so don’t wait until it’s fully firm in the oven.
  • Chill Before Serving: For cleaner slices, chill the pie for a few hours before serving.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Dairy-Free: Use coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk in place of evaporated milk.
  • Sugar Alternatives: Try coconut sugar for a deeper flavor profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make it ahead of time?

Absolutely! Chocolate Chess Pie tastes even better the next day as the flavors have more time to meld.

Can I freeze Chocolate Chess Pie?

Yes, it freezes beautifully. Wrap it tightly and it can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Storage Instructions

Keep the pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze as directed above.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy making and devouring this Chocolate Chess Pie as much as I do every time it’s on our table. It’s a simple pleasure that never fails to bring smiles. Happy baking!

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie: A Heartwarming Delight for All Occasions


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

Dive in the rich, velvety texture of our Chocolate Chess Pie, a perfect dessert for any occasion. This classic pie combines decadent chocolate with a soft, custard-like filling, all encased in a flaky, buttery crust.


Ingredients

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  • 1 9-inch pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Oven and Pie Crust: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Fit the pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan, crimping the edges for a decorative touch.
  2. Mix the Filling: In a large bowl, combine sugar and cocoa powder. Add eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and salt, mixing until smooth. Incorporate the evaporated milk and cornmeal until well blended.
  3. Bake: Pour the filling into the crust. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the center is just set but still slightly wobbly.
  4. Cool and Serve: Let the pie cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or slightly warmed, with optional whipped cream.

Notes

  • Don’t Overbake: The center should be slightly jiggly for the perfect texture.
  • Chill Before Serving: Refrigerate for a few hours for cleaner slices.
  • Substitutions: Use coconut oil and coconut milk for a dairy-free version.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 350
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Sodium: 180 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 90 mg

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