Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie


"A southern recipe for a rich chocolate pie with pecans. Passed down from my Mother and Grandmother."


servings 384 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 188 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  2. Mix together sugar, cocoa, and melted butter. Stir in evaporated milk, beaten eggs, vanilla, and chopped pecans.
  3. Pour nut mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake for 30 minutes.
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  1. 42 Ratings


The flavor is wonderful, however I think the lower reviews could be because some cooks are unaware of proper custard/homemade pudding-type pie preparation. The ingredients should include instru...

The texture was WAY to gelatinous for me and I couldn't get past the second bite. Don't get me wrong, the taste was there but the texture threw me off completely. Since this recipe I have made...

This turned out perfectly for me! Thanks for the great recipe.

Chocolately, gooey goodness! This is a very rich pie. I was doubling the recipe and mistakenly did not double the butter. It was fine without the extra butter. I also had to bake the pie an extr...

If you can imagine a brownie as pie, then this is it. Tastes just like a brownie only better! Absolutely fantastic. My new favorite pie! I didn't even have evaporated milk and used the sweetened...

This is so good it deserves a homemade pie crust. I used the one submitted by Leah Lyons in her "Sweet Pie" recipe. I also recommend serving the chess pie with cream or ice cream to balance th...

I chose this recpie over the other chocolate chess pies because it called for the most cocoa. The only way I deviated from the instructions was that I left out the nuts. I followed everything el...

It is not the mixing. It is the baking. For those who have had trouble...bake at 350 for 40-50 min. The hot temp decreasing to a lesser temp is what is making the problems for some. I have had t...

It tasted great but was very rich!!! There was a little too much filling for the pie crust (made an awful mess inthe oven.)