Southern Chocolate Fudge Pie {aka Chocolate Chess Pie}

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Southern Chocolate Fudge Pie, a southern classic for sure.  The pie is the richest, chocolaty, decadent pie you will ever eat.  Every bite is pure joy!

Chocolate Fudge Pie is a classic old fashioned Southern dessert that has been around for years. Some people call this pie a chocolate chess pie.  

It has all the ingredients of a traditional chess pie with the addition of cocoa powder, and the filling and crust bake together.

Like so many people, I think about Minny's infamous Chocolate Fudge Pie from the show "The Help", every time I make this.

No worries, this pie is rich and dense with all the chocolate gooeyness any person can handle!

If you are looking for a decadent dessert for your sweetie on Valentine's Day, this pie is the perfect way to show your love.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Fudge Pie
Printable Recipe
    1 (9 inch) pie crust
    1 and 1/2 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    2 large eggs, beaten
    3 egg yolks
    3/4 cup milk (evaporated, whole, or half and half)
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 cups sweetened whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake pie crust for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment, blend sugar with cocoa powder, butter, eggs, egg yolks, milk, vanilla and salt until creamy smooth.

Pour the filling into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes, or until the filling is set around the edges but a little jiggly in the center.  

Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack until completely cooled.  Before serving, top with sweetened whip cream.

Note:  If crust begins to brown too much, place a ring of foil strips around the edge of the pie crust.

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Kay Little
Kay Little

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