Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday is PIE DAY!

Chess pie has many variations, and I tend to like a classic version the best. Adding chocolate, however, really couldn't be a bad thing, could it? So, today, I tested out my version of chocolate chess pie. Variations within this catergory also abound: cocoa or baking chocolate, evaporated milk or whole milk, cornmeal or none. Personally, I don't think you can really call it a chess pie if it doesn't have at least a smidge of cornmeal in it. I've only made this pie once before, and after taking the first couple of bites, I'm not sure why that is. It is quite divine. A ever so slightly crispy crunchy top (like the top of a really good brownie) gives way to a rich, buttery gooey bottom layer. All of this wrapped up in a flaky crust makes for a mighty tasty pie. In fact, forget all of those other variations. I've settled on this version as my favorite. I highly recommend eating it while it is still a bit warm. Heavenly!

Christine's Chocolate Chess Pie

1 9" pie crust
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 T cocoa powder
1 T yellow cornmeal
1/8 t salt
6 T butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 T vanilla

-mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl
-add butter, milk, eggs and vanilla
-beat for 3-4 minutes, until well combined and smooth
-pour into prepared pie shell
-bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until crust forms on top and crust is lightly browned
Easy as pie!
Happy PIE DAY!


  1. So so so good!!!!

    Totally made my afternoon. Thank you :)

  2. yum... I will have to try this recipe.. sounds devine!

  3. Happy pie must be Friday!!!! Ok call me dumb but I have never ever heard of chess pie...but it does look yummy.

    My tastebuds are still dreaming of your peacan/choc. that was HEAVEN!!!! I told my family all about it...I told them we will be making a trip to minnesota and knocking on your door hoping you have another one cooling on your window-ledge waiting for us.

    Hugs for a great weekend....guess what I am doing?


    Doesn't that sound like heaven!

    Hugs. xoxoxo