Chocolate Chess Pie

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Chocolate Chess Pie recipe from Served Up With Love is a chocolate lovers dream.

Do I have a treat for y'all today. A few months ago I had the great pleasure to meet Christin from A Spicy Southern Kitchen and she is just the sweetest. When I asked last month for some guest posts she was quick to offer up this great recipe. Since it is National Pie Day I thought this was the perfect time to share with you all. 

Chocolate Chess Pie recipe from Served Up With Love

Hey y’all. I’m Christin from Spicy Southern Kitchen and it’s such a pleasure to get to post on Melissa’s blog today. I had the pleasure to meet Melissa a few months ago in Alabama and as y’all know, you will not find a sweeter, kinder person.

Because of that, I thought a sweet recipe would be perfect to share. And it doesn’t get any sweeter than Chocolate Chess Pie.  It is a quintessential southern pie made from just a few basic ingredients- sugar, eggs, milk, and butter. Add in some cocoa powder and you have a chess pie for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate Chess Pie recipe from Served Up With Love

I usually use a refrigerated pie crust for this pie to keep it really simple, but you could use a homemade pie crust. The pie filling literally only takes minutes to prepare. There really isn’t an easier pie to make.
The custard-like filling is rich and sweet, but not too heavy. Best served either at room temperature or chilled with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream which helps balance the intense sweetness of the filling.
I like to make this pie a day before we plan on eating it and refrigerate it overnight. Then it will cut really easily into super clean slices. If you don’t let it cool enough before slicing, it will be runny.

Hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Chess Pie recipe from Served Up With Love

Chocolate Chess Pie
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 9-inch pie crust (refrigerated or homemade), uncooked
Whipped cream for serving

1.       Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.       In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar and cocoa powder until blended.
3.       Add eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla, salt, and butter. Mix well and pour into prepared pie crust.
4.       Bake for about 45 minutes. There will still be a little jiggle in the middle when you shake it. Cool completely before slicing. I like to chill it in the refrigerator before serving.
5.       Serve with whipped cream.

Thank you Christin for sharing this great recipe with us today. I cannot wait to make this one for my family. Seriously people, if you have not started following a Spicy Southern Kitchen you need to get on it right away.  She is just the sweetest! 

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