Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Chocolate Chess Pie is seriously one of the best things ever created – especially if you love chocolate like I do.


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Creamy, custardy, and oh so chocolatey on the inside, chocolate chess pies is also crowned with the signature crunchy top crust that you’ll find in really good chess pie recipes.

And really, the simplicity of a chess pie just makes it even more special.


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See the inside of that pie?

Oh my goodness!!!



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You’ll love it.



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Here’s my recipe for Chocolate Chess Pie. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream to take it over. the. top!


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Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe
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Serves: 8
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and espresso powder (if using) together. Pour butter into sugar and cocoa mixture and beat on high speed. Add vanilla and eggs. With mixer speed on high speed, mix for approximately 2-3 minutes to lighten.
  3. Pour mixture into 9 inch unbaked pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes. The center of the pie will be a bit soft. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing. The pie will continue to set as it cools.

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A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.


  1. 1

    Oh this is amazing! So my kind of pie. I love chocolate and fruit pies just do not do it for me. This looks so incredible!

  2. 2

    I’ve heard about chess pies for like….forever, but have never tried one! Your pictures of this one are so perfect, I’m definitely saving this recipe!

  3. 3

    The instructions in #2 just don’t make sense to me – please clarify. This looks so delicious, I really want to try it. Thanks!

  4. 5

    Seriously just pass me a slice! :)

  5. 6

    are you joking?! I NEED THIS!!

  6. 7

    I agree chocolate chess pie is seriously the best out there.

  7. 8

    I am obsessed with all things chocolate, and who doesn’t love pie?! This is gorgeous! I’ve been drooling over that first picture for the last 3 minutes!

  8. 9

    I don’t think I’ve ever had chess pie — must be a Southern thing? Looks delicious though!

  9. 10
    Molly S says:

    I’m still confused by instructions in # 2. What are you “whisking together with a fork and pouring into sugar, cocoa and butter mixture?

  10. 11

    I seriously CANNOT wait to make this! That chocolate filling is killing me!

  11. 12
    Lisa Langston says:

    Do you think I could double the recipe and pour into a deep dish pie crust and it would turn out good?

  12. 13

    I’ve never had chess pie but it looks so good. I pinned, so I can give it a try later.

  13. 14

    This looks so good, Robyn! Do you know why they call it Chess Pie?

  14. 15

    True story – I’ve never had a Chess Pie – let alone a gorgeous Chocolate one!! Look at that beaut!

  15. 16

    Can I have 4 slices please?

  16. 17

    I need to get in the kitchen and make this right now! Just gorgeous!

  17. 18

    I started seeing Chess pies at church functions when we moved to Virginia. I had never heard of them before. I’ve always wanted to make one. This looks so delicious and easy!

  18. 19

    My sister in law loves chess pie- chocolate is a whole new level

  19. 20

    This pie looks absolutely beautiful. I’m so hungry right now, I want to eat the whole thing. I love Southerners!

  20. 21

    They are called Chess Pie because a non-Southerner could not believe it was called “Just Pie”. I just used this recipe but did not use an electric mixer and I added one teaspoon of flour. It was perfect!

  21. 22

    After letting the chocolate chess pie cool should I store it in tbe fridge for the next day or leave it out. Thanks for your response.

  22. 24

    I doubled this to make two and cooked it 37 min (in between 35-40 as indicated)
    It had a hard crust and then once cut, about 1/8 inch below the crust began the gooey inside- like an uncooked brownie. It sat a good while, too, so I’m hoping by tomorrow it won’t be as gooey/runny? Definitely doesn’t look like the picture :(

  23. 26

    Tried this for Thanksgiving — tasted delicious! Unfortunately mine collapsed to a meager 1cm in depth, so am trying to figure out where I went wrong! (Did I not whisk the eggs enough? Or maybe my mixer speed wasn’t fast enough?) I’m not too brilliant when it comes to the science behind cooking, so if anyone has any advice, please chime in =]


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