Chocolate Chess Pie

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

Recipe from Midwest Living
Chocolate Chess Pie
8 to 10
1  slice
15 mins
by 3.5 4  people
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  • 1 recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see recipe below)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons cold water

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.
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.
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
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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