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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