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Chocolate Chess Pie


Enjoy this classic Chocolate Chess Pie topped with sweet whipped cream and chocolate shavings!

Chocolate Chess Pie
Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) box refrigerated pie crust
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, chocolate shavings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Unroll pie crust on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 10-inch circle. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, cornmeal, and salt.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Microwave on High in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth; cool slightly. Combine chocolate mixture, cream, eggs, and vanilla, whisking to combine.
  5. Add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture, stirring to combine well. Spoon chocolate mixture into prepared crust. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until center is set. Remove from oven, and cool. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.
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