Chocolate Chess Pie is one of my favorite pies at the holidays. When I was in elementary school my Mother worked at Rich's department store. They had a bakery and Mom would always order one of these pies at the holidays. It is so rich and creamy with a crunchy top layer.
First you need to set up a double broiler, nothing fancy just a pot with some water in it and a glass bowl!
You will put in your chips and butter and keep the water on medium, you don't want it to boil or it may burn your chocolate. You will want to stir it regularly but you do not have to stir constantly. If you have done this correct it will have a beautiful glossy sheen in the end.
Set your chocolate heaven aside to cool and mix together your sugar, masa, salt and Starbucks Via coffee in a separate bowl.
Now fill your crust and put it in the oven for about 40-50 minutes on 400 degrees.
When you pull it out of the oven it will be puffy like this
Then it will fall into place and look like this. You will want to let it sit for at least an hour before you cut it and serve so it can set. I prefer mine cold so I put it in the fridge but room temp is good as well.
You will not want to serve big slices of this because it is very rich but it is oh so good!
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, coarsely chopped
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon masa
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Starbucks Via (flavor of your choice)
- 3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- ¼ cup milk
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pie Crust of your choice homemade or store bought
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter and chocolate chips in a double broiler and set aside to cool. Mix next 4 ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix eggs, milk and vanilla together and then combine all ingredients together and poor in a pre-baked pie crust. Bake on the middle oven rack for 40-50 minutes and cool for an hour once you pull it out of the oven before cutting so it can set. You can serve room temp or refrigerated.
What is your favorite pie for the holidays?
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