CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE – The Southern Lady Cooks

Chocolate Chess Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks


This Chocolate Chess Pie is so good.  I cannot decide which one I like better, the regular chess pie or the chocolate.  If you are a chocolate lover then this is the pie for you and it will not last long.  My family loves this pie and asks for it often. It’s wonderful warmed up and topped with ice cream!

Chocolate chess pie simple ingredients:





Evaporated milk

Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

100% pure cocoa

Nuts (Walnuts or pecans are best)

1 regular pie crust

If you have never tried a chess pie you really should! This pie is super easy to make absolutely delicious. We have a lot of pie recipes on our website and the chess pies are at the top of my list. This Pineapple Chess Pie is also amazing. It’s so easy to make, mix everything up, pour in pie shell and bake.

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Chocolate Chess Pie - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Chocolate Chess Pie

This pie is a twist on a classic! If you like Chess Pie, you will fall in love with the chocolate version!

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American, southern

Keyword: chocolate chess pie, chocolate pie

Servings: 1 pie

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine or 4 tablespoons melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons 100% pure cocoa
  • 1 cup nuts Walnuts or pecans are best
  • 1 regular pie crust
  • Melt butter and set aside. Beat sugar, cornmeal, eggs, milk and vanilla extract with mixer. Add melted butter and continue mixing. Mix together the flour and cocoa and add to egg mixture. Fold in nuts. Pour into uncooked pie crust and bake in preheated 400 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes. Pie will rise up while cooking and fall once it has cooled. I usually just cut the oven off, open the door and let the pie cool in the oven. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream on top.

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