Last week, I mentioned on my linky party that I've started reading At My Grandmother's Knee by Faye Porter, copyright 2011. This book is compiled of recipes submitted from people around the southern United States that focus on their grandmothers' specialities. Last fall, I set out to conquer the pecan pie and I made several versions of pecan pie and posted it here on A Well-Seasoned Life. When I saw this recipe for Chocolate Chess Pie included in Ms. Porter's cookbook, I was immediately drawn to it. Chess pies are another famous southern dessert, but I will admit it here that I've never made one. Heck, I've never tasted one. Yes, I'm ashamed. So, I decided that the chess pie needed conquering, too. It was so simple to make and tasted delicious like a warm chocolate chip cookie...without the cookie!
Chocolate Chess Pie
1 stick butter
2 squares (1-oz. each) unsweetened baking chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pie crust (9 inches), unbaked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. Transfer the chocolate mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the sugar, flour, salt, milk, eggs, and vanilla and beat for 5 to 6 minutes. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
I used a 9-inch deep dish pie crust.
Another lucky break here, too. I only had one cup of sugar left in my canister. I was sweating bullets measuring this out and had just enough. After the pie was done, I headed for the grocery store to remedy the situation.
This pie is rich and delicious! It may be my first experience with the Chocolate Chess Pie but it won't be my last.
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That looks so fudgy. What a fantastic dessert.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful looking pie! I've never heard of Chess Pies. Thanks for educating me, lol :) I wish I could reach in and steal a piece...I've been craving some chocolate :)ReplyDelete
It's missing the vinegar!!!ReplyDelete
I see that most chess pies recipes call for a tablespoon of vinegar. However, this one didn't. I would definitely use vinegar in a traditional chess or lemon chess pie. Thanks!ReplyDelete
This sounds wonderful; right up my alley. I can't wait for an excuse to make it. And, now that I know about your Pecan Pie experiment, I'm off to search your archives!ReplyDelete
This pie brings back the best memories for me. Yummy +10 !ReplyDelete
southerners really know how to make the best desserts!!! This looks absolutely fantastic!!!ReplyDelete
My mother was known for making this pie...same recipe I do believe! Yummy...this brought back good memories!ReplyDelete
Wonderful memory! I made this pie eons ago and have completely forgotten about it. Thank you so much for sharing!! I love regular chess pie as well as lemon chess too ~ if you haven't, try those when you have time.ReplyDelete
Again, thank you!
Kim....that pie looks heavenly :)ReplyDelete
My grandma always made the best chocolate pie .... I'll have to try this version :)
Looks heavenly! My grandmother's specialty was chocolate cake. Have a wonderful holiday!ReplyDelete
Oh yum...this looks amazing and so inviteable...would you share a piece??? smile...ReplyDelete
Blessings and thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe...
sounds amazing! I am gaining weight just by reading everyones dessert recipes tonight :0)ReplyDelete
Mmmm! You sold me at Chocolate! Just found your blog via Sweet As Sugar Cookies. Can't wait to read more!ReplyDelete
This looks amazing!ReplyDelete
We are having a themed linky party over at my blog, (Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays) and this weeks theme is chocolate. The link will be up tonight beginning at 8 pm Please come by and link up a few of your favorite chocolate recipes! We hope to see you there.
I've only made Lemon Chess Pie and haven't seen Chocolate - it looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Never even heard of chess pie!! It was your photo that grabbed me, lovely! This pie sounds really rich and chocolaty, and that makes me want to go make one now :)ReplyDelete
I have been looking for a pie like this, just without a pie crust. Can I bake it without it? I want a chocolate pie with rich, soft, dark chocolate that melts-in-your-mouth! And yours looks just like that!
Waiting for your responce,
Mmm! Looks gorgeous! I was looking for the chess pie recipe and found this one absolutely awesome! But does anyone knows why is it named "chess" pie?ReplyDelete