Chocolate Chess Pie
Recipe from Midwest Living

This easy dessert will remind you of a chocolate pecan pie without the pecans.



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Servings: 8 to 10
Serving size: 1  slice
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
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    2 1/4  cups 
    sugar
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    1/4  cup 
    unsweetened cocoa powder
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    1   cup 
    evaporated milk
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    3   
    eggs, slightly beaten
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    1/3  cup 
    butter, melted
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    1 1/2  teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
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    1 1/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/3  cup 
    shortening
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    4 - 5   tablespoons 
    cold water


Directions
1.
Roll the pastry for the pie crust to form a 12-inch circle. Ease the pastry, without stretching it, into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim the pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of the pie plate. Turn under the pastry and flute the edges as you like. Don't prick pastry. Set aside while making filling.
2.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar and the unsweetened cocoa powder. Add milk, eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and salt; mix well, but don't let mixture get too bubbly. Pour the mixture into the pastry shell.
3.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center of the baked pie comes out clean. (The pie will be quivery and puffed up a bit, but will firm up when cooled.) Cool on wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
1.
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are peasize. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened (4 to 5 tablespoons cold water total). Form dough into a ball.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 407, Fat, total (g) 17, chol. (mg) 87, carb. (g) 60, sodium (mg) 215, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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