Friday, May 13, 2011

Deep South Eats: Chocolate Chess Pie

If this pie were on a dating site it would read: dependable, simple, delicious and great in group situations. Seriously, dating a pie would be way less complicated! I always try to have the ingredients for this pie in the pantry and fridge/freezer. That way, if I need to take dinner to someone they can have an awesome dessert, or if a friend has had a bad day, week, month year, you can deliver this chocolaty goodness to brighten their mood.


  • 1 small can of evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder (I love to switch it up and use dark chocolate cocoa powder from time to time)
  • 1/2 stick of butter or margarine (do not melt - I will actually allow margarine if absolutely necessary - margarine will hold together better while butter will be a little gooier consistency)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 pie crust (deep dish will help keep the ingredients in the shell instead of on your floor as you transfer it to the oven)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix all ingredients in blender.
  • Pour into an unbaked pie shell (you don't even have to thaw the shell)
  • Bake for 45 minutes. 
This pie is best if made a day ahead and allowed to set. Wonderful with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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