Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess PieI’d like to preface this post by saying if you are one of the many people who made a resolution to eat clean for the new year, this post is not designed for you. BUT if you’re a chocolate lover and willing to bend the rules,  I invite you to keep reading.

Life is about balance anyways, right? So eat a salad, take a walk, and indulge in some pie —  balance. HA.chocolate chess pieI was introduced to this  delicacy at Michael’s house. It’s his grandma’s recipe so you already know it’s gotta be good. Mom’s and Grandma’s just know all the right moves when it comes to baking. AKA pounds of cream, butter, and sugar. Chocolate Chess PieChocolate Chess PieChocolate Chess Pie Chocolate (or should i say “Choclate”.. anyone else notice Grams cute misspelling?) Chess Pie is super great because it requires limited prep time AND you get to put it in a blender. Which is just fun. Because why put kale in a blender when you could put chocolate pie in a blender? I actually tried making it with a hand mixer at first andddddd when that failed I realized it literally got a blender.

Chocolate Chess Pie bakes at two different temperature to create a crisp, flaky texture on top. To me, the contrast in textures creates a make-shift pie crust on top. The fudgey inside and flaky top is straight up heaven. And you save calories without having a pie crust on top, too. So to all you new-years resolution readers… it could be worse?Chocolate Chess PieSide Note: If you’re a local to Birmingham I HIGHLY recommend you visit Penzeys Spices^^ Penzeys is the CUTEST gem of a spice shop in Alabama. You immediately become a gourmet chef just by walking in. Plus, I feel like I gain major cool points when I’m browsing their spices. I could just be weird, but if you’re a foodie you know what I’m talking about. Chocolate Chess Pie

chocolate chess pieGood luck resisting this baby, and thank michael’s grandma when you make the right decision to cave ;) Enjoy!

+ Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Carnation Milk (Light)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • Dash of salt
  • Pie Crust

+ Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place pie crust into pan
  3. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into pie crust
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350, then bake 20-30 more mins at 300.

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