social fabric

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chocolate Chess Pie

Valentine's Day is the best time to make your loved one(s) a sweet treat.

I always think of chocolate when I think of Valentine's Day treats.  Remember these chocolate heart cakes I made last year?  Oh my, they are sooo good.  It is my favorite chocolate cake and chocolate icing recipe.  So this year I decided to share one of my family's favorite pie recipes.
 Chocolate chess pie.

It is the ultimate Southern pie.  Some cookbooks claim it got its name because it used to be easily stored in a pie chest and others think it was called 'just pie', which with a southern drawl sounded like 'chess pie'.  The base of all chess pie recipes is butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs.  That combo makes a custard-like filling.  So rich and creamy and "easy as pie" to make.  Most of the ingredients you'll already have on hand.


Towel: Target // Berry bowl: Anthropologie

Chocolate Chess Pie

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 4 T butter, melted and cooled
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 unbaked pie crust
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Whisk sugar, cocoa and salt until there are no cocoa clumps.
  3. Pour butter and evaporated milk and beat with hand mixer.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs.
  5. Mix 2-3 minutes until lighter in color.
  6. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake 35-40 minutes.
  7. The center will be slightly soft and will set as it cools.
  8. Allow to cool on wire rack at least 1 hour before slicing.


  1. This looks so yummy. I can't wait to make some! Thank you for sharing.

    1. It's so yummy and so rich. Hope you like it!!

  2. Looks so delish... and easy too!
    Plus you really can't go wrong with chocolate and berries!! :)

    1. No chocolate and strawberries is always delicious!! Enjoy

  3. Replies
    1. Yes it is so yummy!! With whipped cream and berries, it's very rich.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

site design + development by kelly christine studio