Chocolate Chess Pie

So let me start this post by saying this is not part of my “No Sugar January” life right now. But I did make this pie quite a bit over the holidays, and it’s always a hit.  This is my Aunt Leslie’s recipe that has been in our family for years.  You know the old cook books that were typed by hand and sold at your church fundraisers with recipes from all the ladies at the church?  This recipe is in that book and yes, I stole my grandma’s church cook book like that since no one sells them anymore 😉

And excuse my picture quality as I had to use a candid I snapped to send to the family, because I do not have the self control to make a chocolate pie and not eat it myself in No Sugar January.


  • 1 nine inch unbaked pie shell
  • 3.5 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can evaporated milk


  1. Melt butter in a large bowl and mix in sugar.  Once it is thoroughly mixed, mix in the cocoa until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and lastly the evaporated milk.
  3. Pour into the unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until the pies are mostly set.  They will not completely set up, but you don’t want them to be sloshy 

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