Chocolate chess pie.. One of the best (and easiest) pies in the world..

Many years ago (20+ years?) we were at the Angus Barn having dinner. I ordered a piece of chocolate chess pie – unusual for me as I rarely order desserts. It was amazing. I asked for the recipe and they handed me this:

Angus Barn - Chess Pie

I went home and made the pie. It was so easy, so yummy and always ALWAYS gets rave reviews!

One rule of thumb with this pie – do not ever ever EVER use an electric mixer. It puts so much air into the pie that it will literally “blow up” in the oven. Happened to my good friend on Christmas Eve!

And see – that makes it even EASIER! Glass bowl for melting in microwave, mix in the rest, slap in pie crust, and bake. Wallaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

In case the original is too hard to read – here is the recipe:

1 unbaked pie crust, store bought or your own
1 stick butter
2 squares semi sweet baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs – beaten
1 tsp vanilla
dash salt

Melt butter and chocolate together on low in microwave in glass bowl. Blend in sugar and vanilla and salt. If chocolate mixture is hot, stir to cool it down or let cool a few minutes. (If you don’t, the eggs will cook and that is nasty!) Anyway, then pour in the eggs and whisk til blended. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 350 for approximately 35 minutes.

Do not refrigerate. Well, you’ll eat it fast enough that there won’t have to refrigerate it!

I serve warm (microwave for about 12-15 seconds), with a scoop of ice cream on top, and chocolate drizzled all around. And if I feel like it, I dust confectioner’s sugar on the plate first 🙂







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2 Responses to Chocolate chess pie.. One of the best (and easiest) pies in the world..

  1. Kim Conley says:

    YUMMY!! This is one of my favorite “Chez Frank” recipes! Can’t wait to try it myself!

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