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A photo of the glistening edge of the CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE
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5 from 1 vote


This old fashioned chocolate chess pie is creamy delicious and perfect for any day of the week. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chess pie, chess pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • ½ Cup + 1 Tbs unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs - beaten well
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp real almond extract
  • 1 tsp espresso powder see tips and tricks


  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Line a 9 inch pie pan with the refrigerated pie crust and crimp the edges
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to use for recipe
  • In a small sauce pan combine the butter and cocoa over medium heat on the stovetop.
  • Heat stirring often until the butter is melted and the chocolate has mixed well (about 5 minutes).
  • While this is heating, mix together in a medium sized bowl the sugar, eggs, vanilla, almond and espresso powder.
  • Once the butter is melted, temper the egg mix in the usual method (see tips and tricks) and then combine everything until a smooth filling is developed.
  • Pour this filling into the pie crust and place on a rack at the bottom of the oven.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the center of the pie is slightly wiggly when jiggled. The pie will be puffed.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and place on a cooling rack and let cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp. Best with an exceptional ice cream.


For this pie, make sure to get the correct kind of chocolate as listed in the ingredients.  
Mix eggs well. 
Never mix eggs into hot ingredients, always temper first. 


Calories: 220kcal