Do you ever find yourself craving something sweet, but don’t feel like going through the hassle of baking a complicated dessert? Well, have I got the perfect solution for you! Chocolate chess pie, a classic Southern dessert, is the perfect combination of simplicity and deliciousness.
If you’re not familiar with chess pie, it’s an old-fashioned pie that’s similar to a baked custard. It’s made with lots of eggs and sugar, and sometimes includes cornmeal or vinegar for added texture or flavor. But this chocolate version is a little different – it uses canned milk, eggs, and cocoa powder to create a rich and fudgy filling that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Chocolate Chess Pie
The best part about this pie is that it’s incredibly easy to make. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. Just mix together some sugar, flour, cocoa powder, eggs, canned milk, and a little bit of vanilla extract, and pour it into a pre-made pie crust. Then pop it in the oven and let it bake until the filling is set.
The result is a decadent, chocolatey pie with a slightly gooey center and a crisp crust. It’s perfect for serving with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can even sprinkle some shaved chocolate or cocoa powder on top for an extra bit of flair.
One of the things I love about this pie is its versatility. It’s perfect for a casual family dinner or a fancy dinner party. And because it’s so easy to make, you can whip it up on a whim whenever you’re in the mood for something sweet.
- 1 single crust 9 inch pie shell unbaked
- Cocoa powder
- Evaporated milk
- Next, it’s time to make your pie crust. Roll out your favorite pie crust recipe and shape it into a 9 inch pie pan. Make sure it’s nice and even!
- Now, let’s move on to the filling. Grab a large bowl and sift together sugar, cocoa powder, and a pinch of salt. Then, add in milk, eggs, and melted butter. Give it a good stir until everything is just combined.
- Pour the filling into your prepared pie crust and pop it in the oven. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the pie is slightly wobbly in the middle. Once it’s done, take it out of the oven and let it cool before serving.
- That’s it! Enjoy your delicious homemade chocolate pie!
Frequently Asked Questions
Chocolate chess pie is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for added sweetness.
While canned milk is a common ingredient in chocolate chess pie, you can substitute it with regular milk or even heavy cream if you prefer.
The main difference between chocolate chess pie and regular chess pie is the addition of cocoa powder to the filling. Regular chess pie typically includes cornmeal or vinegar for added texture or flavor.
Chess pie is a classic Southern dessert that dates back to the 1800s. The origin of the name is unclear, but some theories suggest that it may have come from the term “chest pie,” which referred to a pie that was stored in a pie chest.
Chocolate chess pie is a type of pie that’s made with eggs, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, canned milk, and vanilla extract. It has a fudgy, chocolatey filling that’s similar in texture to a baked custard.
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Chocolate chess pie
- 1 pie shell unbaked,single crust 9 inch
- 2 ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Make the pie crust and shape it into a 9 inch pie pan.
- In a mixing bowl, sift together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until well combined.
- Add the evaporated milk, eggs, and melted butter to the bowl and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Pour the mixture into the pie shell and use a spatula to spread it evenly.
- Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 55 minutes, or until the filling is set but still slightly wobbly in the middle.
- Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
- Once the pie has cooled, it can be served immediately, or refrigerated for later. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
So the next time you’re in need of a quick and easy dessert, give Chocolate Chess Pie a try. It’s a classic dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite in your household.