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Closeup of a partially eaten slice of Chocolate Chess Pie topped with billowy whipped cream
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Chess Pie

A simple and easy to make rich and fudgy pie with a silky texture and deep chocolate flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
cooling4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: chocolate, dessert, pie
Servings: 10
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Tricia


  • 1 ½ cups sugar (335g) plus 1 teaspoon for topping
  • ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder (64g)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (20g)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornmeal (20g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup evaporated milk (about 5 1/2 ounces)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk room temperature
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust


  • Place a baking stone or rimmed baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 325°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, cocoa, flour, cornmeal and salt.
  • In a large measuring cup whisk together the evaporated milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour the milk mixture into the flour and cocoa and whisk until blended. Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk just until combined.
  • Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust and carefully place the pie directly on the hot stone. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the center of the pie is just set and registers 180 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 4 hours. Serve at room temperature topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream.


  • Store leftovers at room temperature for ups to 3 days or for longer storage refrigerate for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  • Freeze individual slices for up to 2 months well sealed in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator
Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered as an estimate. When multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg