The BEST Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie is in my TOP 5 favorite desserts and has been a holiday staple for my family for many years.
The texture is what does it for me: a perfectly creamy, chocolatey filling and the most amazing crusty top that forms as it bakes. And it is SO easy to make! You literally mix all the ingredients together and pour them into a prepared pie crust, done in under 5 minutes!
Full disclosure - I did not "healthy" this beauty up. There is no need to mess with perfection and a little indulgence will hurt... NO ONE!
1 unbaked shallow pie shell or premade pie crust and a shallow pie dish. Of course, you can also get fancy and make your own! (If you end up with a deep pie dish, just double this recipe.)
1/2 cup butter
2 (1 ounce) bakers semisweet chocolate baking squares
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and par cook the crust for about 10 minutes, covering crust with greased tin foil and some dry beans. (This prevents that gooey uncooked pie bottom. Unless you like that and in that case, skip this step!)
Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Mix with other ingredients which have been blended together and pour into pie crust.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until done in the center.
Once cooled, top with whipped cream or enjoy all on its own.