Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe – Chocolate Chess Pie is a quintessential Southern chocolate pie. Get this family favorite chocolate pie recipe.


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

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.


Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe | ©


See the inside of that pie?

Oh my goodness!!!



Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe | ©

You’ll love it.


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

Chocolate Chess Pie is a quintessential Southern chocolate pie. Get this family favorite chocolate chess pie recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust unbaked


  • Preheat oven to 325º F.
  • Whisk sugar, cocoa, flour, and espresso powder (if using) and salt together. Pour butter and evaporated milk 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.
  • Pour mixture into 9 inch unbaked pie shell and bake for about 55 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.

Robyn xo

80 comments on “Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe”

  1. This pie is delicious!! So easy and tastes just like the ones my momma use to make, but of course she just mixed it up, never measured anything!????????

  2. I loved it! I made 2 and the second I omitted the expresso and added 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper for a bit of zip.

  3. Really good,seemed a little thin in my pan… Then noticed it was 9.3 in… Never noticed before. I will use a little less sugar next time. Always trying to save calories… Thanks for sharing

  4. Does this not call for any flour? It thickens itself?

  5. I have a question. The heading of the recipe says the cook time is 45 minutes but the instructions say 55. Which is correct? My pie is in the oven now so please respond quickly if you can. Thanks!

  6. I made this pie and it was delicious. I have made chocolate chess pies before but I do not remember putting flour in them. The texture of this pie was very smooth. Tasty too!

  7. This was the best chocolate chess pie I have ever eaten!  I made a homemade buttery, flaky pie crust and topped it with fresh whipped cream and shaved chocolate.  

  8. Is the recipe using a glass or metal pan? Ive read that the temp should be increased by 25° if using metal. The first time I baked this I used glass. This time im usimg metal.

  9. Just saw this today in an email and had to try it right away. Oh my goodness! How can anyone not eat the whole thing in one sitting?

  10. I will review later. Thank you so so much for sharing this recipe. Is the baking time 45 or 55 minutes?

  11. Made it last night with my son for pie day. Made it with a homemade graham cracker crust and it was delicious….almost like a smore.

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