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Chocolate Chess Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chess-pie-recipes, chocolate-chess-pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 389kcal


  • 1 9 inch deep dish frozen pie crust or homemade
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (You can use either Dutch process or standard Hershey's cocoa powder)
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2 oz semi sweet baking chocolate
  • cup evaporated milk or half and half
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream or ice cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Center pie crust in pan on a baking sheet.
  • In a medium size mixing bowls, use a whisk to sift together sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, flour and salt
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt together butter and chocolate on 50% power stopping to stir every 20 seconds. Repeat until smooth.
  • Whisk milk, eggs and vanilla into melted chocolate. Once combined, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients mixing until fully incorporated. Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake for 45 -55 minutes or until the center still has slight movement when gently shaken. Check at 30 minutes and tent loosely with foil to prevent over browning.
  • Cool completely on a cooling rack then chill thoroughly.
  • Cut into desired size pieces and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


  • There's no need to thaw the frozen crust before baking.
  • The filling of this pie will puff up while baking, but will settle as it cools.
  • Should you choose to use a homemade pie crust dock the bottom using a fork, line with parchment and fill with pie weights or beans. Par bake for 6-8 minutes at 375°F before filling.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg