Pre-made pie crust vs homemade pie crust
If you are looking to make this recipe super easy, go with the pre-made,store-bought crust. However, if you want to totally make this from scratch wehave a really easy and delicious graham cracker pie crust recipe.Whichever way you go, our Chocolate Chess Pie is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Chocolate Chess Pie without Evaporated Milk
Some chess pie recipes do not use evaporated milk, such as Serious Eat’version. If you prefer a chess pie without evaporated milk use buttermilk orwhole milk in its place.Bakers use evaporated milk to reduce cooking times. Canned evaporated milk hasbeen heated to remove water content. Therefore, less baking time is needed toevaporate the liquid.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.To make the pie: Using a rolling pin, roll out the pie dough on a well-flouredcounter and transfer it into a 9-inch pie plate. Gently press the dough intothe edges of the pan and trim off any excess. Crimp the edges as desired.In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, flour and salt untilcombined. Whisk in the butter until just combined. Whisk in the eggs,evaporated milk, vanilla extract and vinegar until combined. Pour the fillinginto the prepared pie crust and brush the crust with the additional egg, ifdesired. Bake until the edges are well set and the innermost circle of pie isstill just a bit jiggly, about 35 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.Once cooled, prepare the whipped topping: In the bowl of a stand mixer fittedwith the whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream on medium speed until frothyand slightly thickened. Add the sugar and cocoa powder, increase the mixer tohigh and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread dollops of the whipped cream ontop of the pie. Dust with additional cocoa powder and serve immediately. Thepie will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.If you aren’t the biggest fan of chocolate but still want to make a chess pie,not to worry, we’ve got other recipes that you can try out. Happy baking!Chocolate Chess Pie RecipeThis post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn fromqualifying purchases. Read my disclosure policy here.This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.The ingredients for this easy Chocolate Chess Pie are a staple in mostpantries which makes it a go-to pie for holidays or anytime. Old Fashioned Chocolate Chess Pie is a terrific treat. The ingredients forthis easy Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe are a staple in most pantries which makesit a go-to pie for holidays or anytime.We love desserts that are rich and delicious like Slow Cooker Apple BreadPudding with Salted Caramel Drizzle and Pumpkin Spice Muffins.
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> [Your chocolate chess pie recipe] has been on my dessert rotation list for> quite a while now. Closest thing to my mama’s I have found (and truthfully,> a bit better – oops, sorry mom)>> Reader Ruth AnnMost recipes for this old-fashioned pie add some cocoa powder to the custardto make it chocolatey. But honestly, I’ve not been a super fan of thoseversions.Even when The Beloved and I went to The Angus Barn, the very well-known andhighly regarded steakhouse between Durham and Raleigh, I was underwhelmed bytheir chocolate chess pie.Even though the Los Angeles Times apparently raved about this pie at onepoint, it was just too sweet and not chocolatey enough for me.And you know there is nothing worse than getting a chocolate dessert andhaving it just taste sweet and brown.Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to enrich the pie so that it’s as deeplychocolatey as its color implies it will be.
Chocolate Chess Pie
Old Fashioned Chocolate Chess Pie is a chocolate lovers dream come true! Thebest chocolate chess pie recipe is a classic southern dessert with a fudgy,rich chocolate flavored custard in a flaky buttery crust.Print Pin RatePrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hour 5 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour 20 minutesServings: 8
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Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on PinterestThe Best Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe (No Evaporated Milk) This chocolate chess pie recipe tastes like a rich, super gooey, fudgy browniein a crust. It’s an easy to make, old-fashioned pie made for true chocolatelovers. If that sounds good to you, read on! There are plenty of versions of chess pie. This one happens to containcornmeal, but others are use a little flour. Some chess pie recipes call fordairy like buttermilk or evaporated milk. To be clear, this is a chess pie without evaporated milk. The only dairy in myversion is a little bit of butter, and that’s part of what makes it so richand fudgy! I like to think of it as a pie that Grandmama would’ve made (if myGrandmama was a baker). And I certainly would’ve appreciated eating! Click to find more old fashioned pie recipes. Another delicious old fashioned pie is my vinegar pie. For ease of browsing, here are all of my pie and tart recipes in one place.Thanks for stopping by! This old-fashioned chocolate chess pie recipe tastes a bit like a super fudgybrownie baked in a crust. You need to make it! > This recipe is perfection! I baked this pie for the first time on Christmas> Day, following the recipe exactly as written. Wow! It was loved by everyone> who tasted it. The pie was still “wobbly” in the center at the end of> cooking time, but I removed it from the oven anyway. When done, it has the> same texture as a pecan pie and not the consistency of a brownie. We served> it topped with freshly whipped cream. This is a must-try recipe and destined> to become a family favorite.>> Pinner Phoebe”