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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!

Bon Appetit!


  • 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

  • Dash salt


  • 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.

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Jill Winkler
Jill Winkler
Dec 17, 2021

This pie has become a Winkler Family favorite served every Thanksgiving and Christmas all over the country. It is silky smooth and oh sooo chocolately. A mound of whipped cream or high end vanilla ice cream adds to this 'experience' (and it is an experience!). Give it a try and have copies of the recipe ready for all the requests...😍

Dec 17, 2021
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Here here!!! I should start having you write my intros!!!

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