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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

A super simple, classic southern pie, but with a chocolate twist! This Chocolate Chess Pie doesn’t get much easier, and it’s a sweet-tooths’ and chocolate-lovers' dream! This Chocolate Chess Pie produces an ultra sweet, rich, creamy, decadent chocolate-kissed, mind-blowing dessert! 

Course Pie
Keyword chess pie, chess pie recipe, chocolate chess pie, chocolate chess pie recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah


  • 1 9 inch prepared refrigerated pie crust (I personally like Pillsbury the best)  or your favorite pie crust recipe, prepared
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate (must be baking chocolate!) coarsely chopped
  • powdered sugar for garnish


  1. Arrange pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate, and crimp or scallop the edges.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cornmeal, flour, melted butter, milk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and eggs.

  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate for 30-seconds, stir, and heat at 15-second intervals, stirring in-between, until melted and smooth. Do not overheat or melt it too quickly -- chocolate scorches easily.

  4. Slowly and gradually, whisk the melted chocolate into the mixture in the large bowl.

  5. Pour into prepared crust.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and center appears mostly set. It does not need to be completely set - it will set as it cools!

  7. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Chill before serving, if desired.

  8. Dust with powdered sugar. Cut and serve.