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 is 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 by Step Method

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.

Step 6


Step 7

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


  • Pie plate

12 Reviews


I was a little nervous to make this pie so my daughter offered to make it. It was an awesome ending to our Easter meal and we enjoyed every last crumb. It is rich so little slices will suffice and a dab of Cool Whip is all you need!


review by:
(7 Apr 2021)

Jo And Mert

I made this as one of our Christmas desserts and it is so delicious! I topped ours with a dollop of real whipped cream at serving time. A little 2" slice will do you, since it is rich and full of chocolate. Decadent!


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(29 Dec 2020)


Oh yes I did! I finally made this pie! Rich delicious chocolate met my lips, and I instantly fell in love. So did my family too! A small piece is all you need to start with, and don't forget the whip cream!!


review by:
(28 Nov 2020)


My uncle loved this pie so much he asked for the recipe! It's rich chocolate fudge-like flavor is decadent and really delicious. Instant winner after dinner!


(25 Oct 2020)

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!


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(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!


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(13 Apr 2020)

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