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Dark Chocolate Chess Pie

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Dark Chocolate makes this pie so rich.

Dark Chocolate Chess Pie

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While at my daughter's church choir Christmas party, I was talking to the other mothers about homemade gifts. One mother said she always gives her neighbors Dark Chocolate Chess Pies. Of course, my initial thought was "I want to be her neighbor." My next one naturally was to get her recipe.

Many thanks again to Josie for sharing her recipe for this exquisitely delicious pie.

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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 2 9-inch unbaked pie crusts in glass baking dishes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • Optional: Whipped Cream


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake pie crusts blind by either using pie weights in pie crusts or prick holes in bottom and sides to prevent bubbling. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven to rack. Decrease oven temperature to 375 degrees F.

In large saucepan on low melt butter and chocolate, stirring occasionally. In medium bowl, combine sugar and flour with wire whisk. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and evaporated milk. Add a couple of tablespoonfuls of the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir. Add both sugar and egg mixtures to pan of melted chocolate. Stir to combine. Increase heat to medium and stir constantly for 10 minutes.

Evenly divide filling between the 2 pie pans. Bake for 30 minutes.

Makes 2 Pies. (One to share and one to eat?)

Serve with whipped cream.

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 5 out of 5
Exactly what I was looking for!, Member pipgirl

Not being a fan of pumpkin, sweet potato or pecan pies, I wanted to contribute something different to the family Thanksgiving feast this year. Nothing elaborate or too off-the-wall, but something good, preferably with chocolate. I remembered having had chocolate chess pie once and liking it so started my search. This recipe is one of the few that called for chocolate rather than cocoa AND made two pies--perfect for sharing! The finished pies turned out beautifully and tasted exactly as I had hoped--rich, fudgy and dense--and received many compliments. Thank you SO much!

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