Old Fashioned Chocolate Chess pie is a terrific treat. The ingredients for this easy Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe are a staple in most pantries which makes it a go-to pie for holidays or anytime.
Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe
This Chocolate Chess Pie is a family favorite and a Southern tradition. If you are looking for a terrific pie to celebrate the holidays, this pie is for you.
My name is Diane and I am contributor for Jenn at Princess Pinky Girl. I blog about easy recipes at Recipes for our Daily Bread.
What is a Chess Pie?
Chess Pie is a Southern specialty. It has a simple filling of eggs, sugar, butter, and a small amount of cornmeal and flour. Yes, Cornmeal! Do not worry. You cannot taste the cornmeal and magically this pie comes out smooth and creamy.
Chess pie is a and Egg Custard Pie. If you have had either one of these pies, they have similar ingredients but with a slightly different taste and texture.
How easy is chess pie to make?
To make this chocolate chess pie, you mix sugar, cocoa, flour, cornmeal, and salt. Use an electric mixer on low and gently combine these dry ingredients.
Slowly add the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. Blend well. Pour into pre-baked pie shell. Bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes until the center is set.
Old Fashioned Chess Pie A Holiday Tradition For Decades
Every Thanksgiving and Christmas you will see a Chess Pie on our holiday table of desserts. Usually, my mother-in-law makes the pies. She typically prepares a Chess pie without the Chocolate.
Floy, my mother-in-law, also makes her famous Pecan Pie. She grew up in Tennessee. Her mother, Ma Willie, who also grew up in Tennessee made these pies for her family.
I grew up in South Alabama where we had plenty of pecans. You guess it. Growing up, pecan pie was a staple on our holiday table. Like Floy and Ma Willie, we had a chess pie too and I still love them today.
Making Chess Pie For My Family
When I started making chess pie for my family, being the chocolate lover, I am I added chocolate to the recipe. Chocolate Chess pie has become one of my favorite chocolate pies.
It is full of chocolate and super creamy. If you live in the south, chances are you have had a chess pie. Chess pie is a Southern tradition, and now you can taste why.
Ingredients needed for Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe:
- All-purpose flour
- Yellow cornmeal
- Cocoa Powder
- Unbaked pie crust
Does Chocolate Chess Pie need to be refrigerated
After the pie has completely cooled (about 2-3 hours), you should loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Pre-made pie crust vs homemade pie crust
If you are looking to make this recipe super easy, go with the pre-made, store bought crust. However, if you want to totally make this from scratch we have a really easy and delicious graham cracker pie crust recipe.
Whichever way you go, our Chocolate Chess Pie is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
How to make a graham cracker pie crust
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I prefer to store bought already crushed crumbs, rather than crushing them yourself
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
Melt the butter, mix all ingredients together and press into 8 or 9 inch pie dish. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes . Let cool completely.
Chocolate Chess Pie
The ingredients for this easy Chocolate Chess Pie are a staple in most pantries which makes it a go-to pie for holidays or anytime.
- 1 - ¾ cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- Preheat oven 325 degrees.
- With an electric mixer on low, combine the sugar, flour, cornmeal, cocoa powder, and salt.
- Slowly add in the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla.
- Blend well.
- Pour into prebaked pie shell.
- Bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
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