Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Chess Pie

Have you ever heard of chess pie before? It's basically a sugar pie made with just a few ingredients. I first heard of it a few years ago, when it was a dessert option at a friends' gathering. Our former pastor, Pastor Redlin, loves this pie that his wife makes for him.

One day when I was looking for a way to use up some left over evaporated milk, I came across a recipe for chocolate chess pie on allrecipes.com. I made it for a funeral lunch and then again for Pastor Redlin when he was out here for Q's installation service. 

Q really loves this pie, so I made it again last night. Doesn't it look like a scrumptious fudgy brownie?

Enjoy a slice with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side. You won't be disappointed. ;)

Chocolate Chess Pie

*Makes a 9-inch pie

1-1/2 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (I actually do 5 to make it more chocolatey!)
2 eggs
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and cocoa together. Beat the eggs then add to the cocoa mixture. Beat in the milk, butter and vanilla. Pour mixture into 9-inch unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set. Let cool before slicing.


Erin said...

This looks scrumptious.

The Watts Family said...

Wow that looks so yummy!!~Thanks for sharing Blessings Heather