Chocolate Friday… Oh My…

This week I was at my sister in law’s house.  She is a wonderful cook/baker and I did not have a chocolate recipe for my blog.  I gave the challenge to her to see if she had any great recipe to share and boy did she.  This was from her Pinterest page and it is NOT for the light hearted.

I seriously had a headache after eating it…. it was a wonderful chocolate headache, but the dessert was so incredibly rich!  Only have a sliver!!!  That is your warning!

The dessert is called Chocolate Chess Pie.  We made a few changes, one last minute because it did not make enough for our pie crust.  We really aren’t sure how that happened.  I don’t know if the original poster used a smaller pie dish, but ours was 9 inch… odd.  I’ll note the original recipe and then the changes we made next to it in italics.

Chocolate Chess Pie


Chocolate Gram Crust-
10-11 sheets gram crackers {one sleeve is fine}
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder

Filling- {we doubled this part to fill our pie dish}
1 stick unsalted butter
1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (or 3 tablespoons cocoa)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1. For the crust: Pulse the gram crackers in a food processor until finely ground.  Add the sugar and cocoa powder.  Give it another pulse.  Add the butter and combine until mixed. Press into a pie plate with the back of a spoon.

2. Chill for 20 minutes. {we didn’t do this… who has time}  Bake in a preheated 325 degree F. oven for 15-20 minutes.  Cool for 20 minutes. {didn’t do this… seriously?}

3. For the filling: Melt the butter and chocolate together.  Pour into a bowl and whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt.  When the crust has cooled for 20 minutes, poor the filling into the crust and bake in a 325 degrees F. oven for about 40 minutes, until the top is set. {it took over 40 minutes for us, and I pulled it out too early… that is why mine is runny… should be solid when cut.  Still yummy, but not as pretty}.

4. Top with whip cream, dusting of powdered sugar, or like we did and make some chocolate whip cream!


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Friday… Oh My…

  1. YUM! I love Fudge Pie and All the Chess Pie versions I have tried so this sounds close to those and delicious! Chocolate headache! PULEASE…..what are you a light-weight!?

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