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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a spin on the classic, southern pie recipe. Sweet, sugar-custard filling with the addition of chocolate on a buttery pie crust. This is a super easy pie recipe that is best served cold!

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Chocolate Chess Pie Is An Easy Spin On A Classic!

Adding a bit of melted chocolate into classic chess pie filling adds a unique twist to a favorite! The silky chocolate, paired with the sweet filling of chess pie works perfectly together, cutting the sweetness o touch and adding richness. If you’ve never had Chess Pie before it’s absolutely delicious, and I like to cut a slice right out of the fridge and bite right in, no fork necessary!

What Is Chess Pie?

Chess Pie is a classic southern recipe that is a version of custard pie that originated in England. The difference between Chess Pie and Custard Pie is Chess Pie includes flour (or corn meal) which helps thicken the filling and makes it a little more sturdy. Essentially Chess Pie is a sugar pie, and originated in 19th Century Virginia, according the the Washington Post. Nuts were expensive and hard to come by so this pie was created out of necessity and a sweet tooth!

a fork taking a bite of chocolate chess pie


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  • Deep dish pie crust. You can buy a pre-made crust for this if you want to take a shortcut. The frozen kind or the kind that are sold rolled up in the refrigerated section of the supermarket work great. If you want to make your crust homemade use my Pie Crust Recipe. It’s an absolute no-fail pie crust with buttery, flaky layers!
  • Eggs. Room temperature eggs are recommended for this recipe!
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Milk
  • All purpose flour
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
Slice of chocolate chess pie on a plate


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2 comments on “Chocolate Chess Pie”

  1. I don’t understand why you would bake the pie shell first if it is going to be in the oven for another 40 minutes after you add the filling… is that a misprint?

    1. This is probably really late since you posted in August, but I checked out another website for this recipe and they say to pour into an unbaked shell.

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