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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a classic southern pie recipe made with just a few simple ingredients that bake up into a rich, delicious chocolate dessert that is perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chess pie recipe, chocolate chess pie, chocolate pie, southern pie recipe, thanksgiving pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 385kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 Pie crust
  • 3 Eggs
  • ¼ cup Evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 ½ cup Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Cocoa


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl combine eggs, evaporated milk and vanilla and blend thoroughly with a wire whisk.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter over low heat.
  • Pour the sugar and cocoa into the melted butter and whisk together.
  • Slowly, a little at a time, pour the egg mixture into the sugar mixture and whisk together until thoroughly blended.
  • Pour into a 9 inch pie crust and place in the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes. You'll know it is done when there is just a little jiggle left in the center of the pie.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.



Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg