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.


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See the inside of that pie?

Oh my goodness!!!



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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!

Yield: 8

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Total Time 55 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

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

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Whisk sugar, cocoa, 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.
  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.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

66 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

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