A Southern Kitchen

Chocolate Chess Pie

“Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you want to dance.”
– Chef Edward Lee

Amen Chef Lee! I love desserts! It’s my weakness…but then again who doesn’t have a weakness for something sweet! Today my mom and I have spent the whole morning in the kitchen fixing up some of our favorite desserts for Christmas! We baked Pecan Pie; my great-grandmother’s Butterfinger Cookies; and my all time favorite pie, Chocolate Chess Pie! Happy baking, and Merry Christmas!

Southern Exhilaration: Chocolate Chess Pie #Recipe


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35-45 minutes
Serves: 8


¼ cup butter
1½ ounces unsweetened chocolate
1½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
pinch salt
½ cup milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 9-inch pastry shell


Melt butter with chocolate

Combine butter & chocolate with sugar, flour, salt, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat with mixer for 5 to 6 minutes.

Pour filling into prepared pastry shell

Bake in preheated 450° F oven for 35 to 45 minutes our until “set”.