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5 from 7 votes

Chocolate Chess Pie

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite


  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust (homemade or store-bought is fine)
  • whipped cream, if desired


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.  In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, and corn starch.  Add in the beaten egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla.  Stir well to combine.  
  • Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a crust has formed completely across the top of the pie and is mostly set. There will still be some jiggle to the pie. Allow to cool completely before slicing and serving. This will aloow ti to set even more.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.   


If you find the pie too liquidy after cooling, simply place it in the fridge for a few hours and it will set right up.