Angus Barn's Chocolate Chess Pie

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"This recipe is courtesy of Angus Barn in Raleigh NC. Thad Eure Jr. and Charles M. Winston opened the Angus Barn in 1960 when this part of Raleigh was a pastoral, country setting. Today, the Angus Barn is in the midst of the action between the RDU Airport, Raleigh and Durham. It is consistently ranked as one of the TOP 100 restaurants in the U.S. When you pay your bill, this recipe is given to you on a beautifully decorated card. It is a most requested recipe from their restaurant. I have had the pleasure in indulging in this sinfully delicious dessert on several occasions, OK I'll be honest, EVERY TIME I go to NC I go to Angus Barn LOL... It is incredibly delicious with the richness only chocolate can bring and let me tell you, your chocolate craving will be gone with the indulgence of this pie! The time is not including making your own pie crust, if that is what you use."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (89.1 g)
  • Calories 363.5
  • Total Fat - 21 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 88.2 mg
  • Sodium - 159.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 41.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 33.5 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 23.9 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler.

Step 3

Mix together sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.

Step 4

Add melted chocolate mixture to the bowl, and mix until well combined.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into pie shell, and bake until set, 30-35 minutes.

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Step 7

When time to serve, top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.

Tips & Variations

  • Pie plate


Edna Eats

Wowwy Wow Wow! This pie flew off the dessert table during our 4th of July back yard barbecue. I kept it in the fridge until serving time, then served it cold with whipped cream from the can. Rich chocolate and fudgy really hit the spot!

review by:
(9 Jul 2020)


With the pandemic in full force there was just the 2 of us this year for dinner, so I made just one pie. We fell in love with this fudgy, decadent and extremely delicious pie! I had some Cool whip so I added a dollop on top at serving time. There wasn't much talking going on, but the smile on my dh's face was priceless!

review by:
(13 Apr 2020)


This could very well be the best dessert I have ever had. Rich and chocolately, and totally decadent! Winner winner!

review by:
(1 Mar 2020)


I made this pie today and I am rather surprised that the previous reviewer describes this as a "cream" pie, but it isn't a cream pie, it is a thick fudge pie! Nothing like Chocolate Cream Pie. It is decadent and rich and quite delicious. It was great with whipped cream!

review by:
(23 Dec 2019)

Wayne Peters

What a wonderful chocolate pie recipe! Although made for Thanksgiving I will definitely be making this chocolate chess pie for Christmas this year too! -Edit - As another reviewer mentioned, I incorrectly said cream pie. I meant chess pie!!! I agree, it is rich and delicious as the photos and video show!

review by:
(22 Dec 2019)


Made this recently when my dd and children came for lunch. This is one excellent tasting pie. Fudgy and delicious!

review by:
(17 Dec 2019)