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CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chess pie is a terrific treat. 

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.  They include sugar, salt, cocoa powder, cornmeal, butter, buttermilk, and eggs.

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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE Recipe - This dessert is sweet, tangy and terrific. It is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. The recipe secret is buttermilk. Do not worry! You do not taste it!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE Recipe - This dessert is sweet, tangy and terrific. It is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. The recipe secret is buttermilk. Do not worry! You do not taste it!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE Recipe - This dessert is sweet, tangy and terrific. It is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. The recipe secret is buttermilk. Do not worry! You do not taste it!

CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE Recipe - This dessert is sweet, tangy and terrific. It is one of the best desserts you will ever taste. The recipe secret is buttermilk. Do not worry! You do not taste it!

What is 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 cousin to a Buttermilk Pie.  They have similar ingredients but with a slightly different taste and texture.   

How easy is this 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 prebaked pie shell. Bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes until the center is set.  

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 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.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE SOUTHERN FAVORITE
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HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE A SOUTHERN FAVORITE!

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.  They include sugar, salt, cocoa powder, cornmeal, butter, buttermilk, and eggs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, chocolate, chocolate cake, dessert, desserts
Servings: 8 pieces
Calories: 343kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 – ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 TB all-purpose flour
  • 2 TB 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 pie crust

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  • To make this pie, you mix sugar, cocoa, flour, cornmeal, and salt. Use an electric mixer and gently combine these dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add in the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients in the mixer and blend well.
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake in a 325-degree oven for 55-60 minutes OR the pie is set in the center.

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE

CHESS PIE A SOUTHERN FAVORITE!

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8 thoughts on “CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE”

  1. I baked one in the back corner of my oven and another one on the front corner ,same rack.one came out looking more dark than the other one,the other one has a lighter Crestline top lol I wonder why lol

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    • Roanna,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. I love that you are baking one of my favorite pies, Chocolate Chess Pie. I have experienced a similar outcome when baking pecan pies. I had an oven full of pie and baked one of the pecan pie in the front part of the oven and one in the back of the oven. I am convinced that it is a difference in the temperature of the ovens from the front to the back of the oven.

      Anyway, I hope you enjoy your pies and have a FABULOUS THANKSGIVING!

      Thank you so much for trying one of my recipes!!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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    • Brooke,

      Thank you for stopping by to see the Chocolate Chess Pie on Recipes For Our Daily Bread. This chocolate chess pie is one of my favorite pies. Thank you also for catching the mistake about the pie crust. NO, you do not have to prebake the crust. Just add the ingredients to an unbaked crust and bake.

      I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

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    • Barbara,

      Thank you for stopping by my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, to see my Chocolate Chess Pie. I am glad you discovered this recipe. It is truly one of my favorites. YES, you can freeze it. Make sure you wrap it well in plastic and in foil or a pie container. The pie really needs to be served at room temperature but it would not hurt it to reheat it in the oven.

      I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

      Please leave me a comment if you ever need any help with the recipes on my blog.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  2. Omg, I have never had this pie before, but seriously looks like a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Totally am going to have to see if I can mae soon and get to finally try. Thanks Diane for sharing and hoping you are enjoying your weekend now!! 🙂

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