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Chess pie is like a fudgy brownie in a crust

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Chess pie is something that will stick in your mind – it’s that amazing! The taste and texture are so wonderful that you will always remember the first time you ate it. The inside is like a fudgy, lovely brownie.

Although chess pie is associated with the Southern United States, there is no definitive account of its origin. The name is attributed to many things, including a supposition that it could have been named for a “pie chest” – a piece of furniture used to cool and store pies (also known as a “pie safe”).

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Ingredients for Chocolate Chess Pie:

  • Unbaked pastry for a 9-inch one-crust pie
  • 2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Dash of salt

Directions to make Chocolate Chess Pie:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the unbaked pastry.

Put the unsweetened chocolate in a microwavable glass bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and add the butter. Microwave for 30 seconds more or until the butter is melted. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted. (Don’t over-microwave or you could burn the chocolate.)

Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt to the chocolate mixture. Whip together until well blended. Pour into the unbaked crust and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

(From the Stuckey Family Blog)

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