Chocolate Chess Pie- Just in time for St Valentine…

I have a thing for pies.

I do.

I really, really do.

I love pies more than cake, more than ice cream, a cookie, a spoonful of cobbler, or a brownie.

Me +nice slab of pie+ a fork = all is right in the world.

And this pie is one of the best I have ever had. It is classic, uncomplicated chocolate chess pie. The original recipe is from Add a Pinch food blog (shout out to Robyn!) and it is seriously one of the very best desserts I have ever made to date.

Why not whip it up for your Valentine this week?

Served with a good pile of sweetened vanilla whipped cream and you have reached pie perfection.

Chocolate Chess Pie 


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 heaping tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
  • healthy pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted & cooled
  • 5 oz can of evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell, frozen, thawed, and pricked all over with fork


1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and espresso powder, and salt together. Pour cooled butter and evaporated milk into sugar and cocoa mixture and beat on medium speed until combined. Add vanilla and eggs. With mixer again on medium speed, mix for approximately 2-3 minutes to lighten.

chocolate pie 1

And stand back… that chocolate will try & get you!

3. Pour mixture into 9 inch unbaked pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes.

chocolate pie 2

The center of the pie will be a bit soft and the top will appear speckled. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least an hour before slicing. The pie will continue to set as it cools.

chocolate pie 3

Is it the most beautiful pie ever, ready for its close up? No. But trust me, that won’t matter to you for a moment.

chocolate pie 4

I promise you will enjoy this.

Happy Valentines Day, friends! May you feel loved by those around you!



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