Recipe Review Chocolate Chess Pie from Taste of the South Magazine Nov/Dec 2012

Several weeks ago I attempted to make a Chess Pie.  It was awful I had to throw it away...not edible.  I saw this recipe in my new Taste of the South Magazine and decided to try another version.  It was great and I will make this one again.....I studied the recipe....and gathered my ingredients.....

Chocolate Chess Pie
Crust:
*One and 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
*One tsp sugar
*1/2 tsp of salt
*4 Tablespoons of butter cut into pieces
*4 Tablespoons of shortening
*3 to 4 table spoons of ice water

Filling:
*One cup of sugar
*1/2 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
*3 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
*2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
*1/4 tsp of salt
*1/2 cup evaporated milk
*1/4 cup butter softened
*One tsp of vanilla extract
*3 large eggs
*1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels 
(I used 1/2 cup of mini semi sweet chocolate morsels)
Garnish: Whipped cream & chocolate shavings.
(I used a container of Cool Whip and the mini Semi sweet chocolate morsels)
Directions
*In large bowl combine flour, sugar and salt for crust, stir well
 Cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
 Sprinkle ice water 1 tablespoon at a time over flour mixture tossing till moistened.
 Gather dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 30 minutes

*Preheat oven to 350. 
 On floured surface roll dough into a 12 inch circle. (The first time I tried to
 roll it out it was too sticky.  I sprinkled it with more flour balled it up again
 then tried to roll it out again....perfect:-)
 Place in a 9 inch pie plate and flute edges as desired.

*In a large bowl combine sugars, cocoa, flour and salt for filling.
 Add milk, butter, vanilla, and eggs, stir well.

*Sprinkle the chocolate morsels on top of crust then pour cocoa mixture over them.

*Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is set about 45 minutes
 (I had to bake mine a bit longer)

*Let cool completely. (I then spread cool whip over the top and sprinkled it with
 semi sweet mini chocolate chips.  Very pretty:-)
Recipe adventure in photos....






I decided it would look a bit more appealing with Cool Whip and garnish of the mini semi sweet chocolate chips....Looks yummy:-)



















Now its time to cut the pie and enjoy the chocolate goodness...

I will make this again, maybe over the holidays.  I would give it a 9.5/10 on my cooking scale. Warning it is rich and you will need a glass of milk or coffee, but it is worth the calories:-)
Happy Cooking Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)
By the way Caleb says "Hi"....:-)

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