The Best Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Fudgy | Rich | Delicious

Some people say the name chess pie comes from someone saying something along the lines of, "It ain't much. It's jes' (just) pie." And over the years, Just Pie morphed into Chess Pie.

However it got its name, you will really want to make one. It's fudgy, super chocolatey, and rich. It's almost like eating a gooey brownie baked in a pie crust!

Here's what you'll need to make this easy pie. See the next slide for amounts.

9" pie crust 2 oz unsalted butter 10.5 oz dark brown sugar 1 oz cocoa powder 3 large eggs 2 Tablespoons fine cornmeal 2 teaspoons espresso powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

To make the decorative crust like mine, fit dough into the pan. Cut lots of tiny squares from excess dough, and attach with egg wash, overlapping the edges all the way around. Blind bake until set.

Melt butter slowly so it stays creamy. Whisk the rest of the ingredients into the butter until smooth. Pour into crust, Bake until just jiggly in the center. Don't sweat it. It's Just Pie!

Grab the full recipe below, and see the next slide for more easy pie recipes. Thanks for your interest!

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