May 14, 2016 - Dessert, Pies    Comments Off on Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie
 
Ingredients
For the crust
  • 1 sleeve chocolate graham crackers
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
For the filling
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate (or 3 tablespoons cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
For the crust
  1. To make the crust, crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs.
  2. Add sugar and melted butter and mix until well combined.
  3. Push into a 9 inch pie pan to form a thin crust on the bottom and sides.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven, and chill until firm and crunchy, about an hour.
  5. Lower oven temperature to 325°.
For the filling
  1. To make the filling, heat the butter and chocolate in a saucepan over medium until melted and smooth.
  2. Remove from the burner and add the sugar, mixing until well combined.
  3. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and salt.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for around 45 minutes, until top is puffed and the center is just set.
  5. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 - 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

 

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