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Chocolate Chess Pie

With its rich, fudgy filling, Chocolate Chess Pie is a beloved Southern treat! This buttery, sweet, decadent pie makes a great addition to any holiday table!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, south, Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 334kcal


  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 9 inch pie crust can use my recipe here: or use a frozen one


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and salt until smooth and fully combined.
  • Heat a small saucepan to medium heat, then add the butter and chocolate. Continuously stir the mixture for about 4-6 minutes, or until both ingredients have fully melted and come together into a smooth sauce.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat, add in the sugar, and stir to dissolve the sugar completely.
  • Slowly add the egg mixture to the chocolate and whisk well to mix everything evenly.
  • Pour the filling into the parbaked pie crust, carefully transfer to the middle rack in the oven, and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the pie puffs up, the surface cracks, the crust is browned, and the filling is mostly firm all the way through.
  • Place the pie on a cooling rack and cool to room temperature before serving.


NOTE: If you prefer a deeper brown, crispier crust, either pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes or add an egg wash before baking.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg