Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Chocolate Chess Pie
this recipe from my Pinterest Sweet Treat board and decided to give it a try since it was simple and I had all ingredients on hand.
I know, it is always a risk trying a new recipe with company coming over. BUT I figured with chocolate, how could I go wrong?
And the answer is...? You can't. Not with this. It is easy and delicious. Almost sinful.
1 sleeve graham crackers crushed (the original recipe used chocolate graham crackers but one of my kiddos can't do that so I used regular)
1 stick butter. Yes, a whole stick.
1 Tbsp sugar
1 stick butter (yes, another stick)
1 oz unsweetened chocolate (or 3 Tbsp cocoa powder...I used the unsweetened chocolate square)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Pre-heat the oven to 350.
Melt the butter. I just stuck it in the microwave. Mix with the sugar and graham cracker crumbs until well combined. Press into a 9 inch pie pan (I did spray mine first), forming the bottom/sides of the pie.
Bake for 8 minutes.
Let it cool for a bit then chill for an hour or more.
When ready, preheat the oven to 325. Meanwhile, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat in a sauce pan on the stove. Stir. Remove from heat and add sugar, again stirring until well-combined. Next add the eggs, vanilla, and salt. Again stir.
Pour into the now chilled pie crust.
Bake for 40-50 minutes depending on how gooey you want it.
Let it cool for 20-30 minutes before serving.
You can serve it warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream. However, I have to say that I have found that I like it best chilled from the fridge. Oh, yum.
Sinful. Absolutely sinful.