Recipes

Angus Barn Chocolate Chess Pie

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share my husband’s favorite dessert: chocolate chess pie.

This is Logan’s absolute favorite. His family always has it at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and once we went to his aunt’s house and she pulled out FOUR to give to him to get him through finals. (Bonus: they freeze well.)

Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

They’re rich and decadent, full of chocolate and with that chess texture is just unbeatable. (Where does the term come from to describe that texture? I have no idea.) It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day dessert!

It’s also a ridiculously simple recipe. This version comes from the Angus Barn, a really nice restaurant in Raleigh that we went to for graduation dinners. They may have served the best steak I’ve ever had. Once we went during the Christmas season, and they had young children dressed up as elves, handing out gingerbread cookies while you waited for your table. One was even perched inside the 20 foot Christmas tree, ready to pose for a photo with you! If you ever get the chance to go, don’t hesitate.

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

Only a few simple ingredients! (Butter and salt not pictured.)

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

First, melt the chocolate and butter together.

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

Then add the other ingredients.

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

Pour into an unbaked pie crust.

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

Bake for 35 minutes, and you get a beautiful pie!

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

ANGUS BARN CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE

INGREDIENTS:

STEPS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together. To do it in the microwave, microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring each time between. If it’s nearly melted, just keep stirring until you have a smooth liquid.
  3. Combine the eggs, vanilla and salt together, then add to chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour into pie crust and bake 35 minutes.
  5. Best served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Chocolate Chess Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for Valentine's Day!

It’s good warm, but doesn’t need to be – we typically serve it room temperature. It keeps well and is freezer friendly too!

What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Any special desserts you’ve planned?

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