chocolate chess pie sprinkled with confectioner sugar on plate with fresh blueberries

This easy chocolate chess pie recipe is so delicious you’ll become hooked after just one bite.  Rich and decadent are the best two words to describe this pie from an old family recipe. 

Save yourself some time and use a pre-made pie crust.  Honestly, I’ve tried to make a homemade pie crust and it never turns out as good or as pretty as the pre-made so I’m sticking with what I know works best for me.  If you have the talent to make your own pie crust, I envy you 🙂

Words can not describe how delicious this chocolate chess pie is.  I was so pleased to find this old family recipe.  It turned out so wonderful that I just had to share it with everyone. 

chocolate chess pie with milk lifeloveandblog

This recipe uses evaporated milk.  I talked about how great this stuff is on a previous recipe post Family Favorite Stuffed French Bread.  It really does make a huge difference in the creaminess and richness of a recipe.  

Trust me, this pie is spectacular all by itself.  But if you prefer to “dress it up” I suggest topping it with powdered sugar or whipped cream; you’ve got yourself a winning dessert each and every time.   Try adding some fresh strawberries or blueberries as well.  Awesome with a glass of ice cold milk!

Easy Chocolate Chess Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chess pie, dessert, easy chocolate pie, pie
Servings 8


  • 1 Unbaked pie shell
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1-1/3 c sugar
  • 5 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Prick the pie shell a few times with a fork and bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven.

  2. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl and pour into pie shell.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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Please leave me a comment if you make this recipe.  I’d love to hear from you.