Thursday, July 19, 2012

Minny's Chocolate Pie...Yum!

OK, so I have CHOCOLATE on the brain!
I thought I'd repost this recipe of 
Minny's Chocolate Pie, in case you missed it....enjoy!
The Oscar nominations are out, and to celebrate the many nods that the movie "The Help" received, I'm making my version of MINNY'S CHOCOLATE PIE!  I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for Best Picture!

My best guess on Minny's pie, is that it's a chocolate chess pie.  When Hilly cuts herself a piece, the top has a crisp layer, while the inside is gooey with deep chocolate goodness.  The recipe I'm using is from and here is the link:  Chocolate Chess Pie. Minny topped her pie with whipped cream (and no...not Cool Whip!).  I'll include instructions for that later.  It's also good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...yeah!

Does anyone care that I don't make my own pie crust?  Good! because I don't!  Pillsbury does a great job.  I also like Marie Calender's frozen pie crusts in the freezer dept. (very flaky and like homemade, except for the machine stamped edges)  So first, I pull out my Pillsbury pie crust and let it set out for 15 minutes.  Unroll and lay in pie pan, then crimp edges...the fun part!


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • tablespoons cocoa powder
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • large eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • teaspoon vanilla
  •  9-inch unbaked pie crust


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. 2
    Combine sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt.
  3. 3
    Blend in milk.
  4. 4
    Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
  5. 5
    Add butter and vanilla, beat until smooth.
  6. 6
    Pour into prebaked pie shell.
  7. 7
    Bake in 325* oven for 55-60 minutes.

I did not prebake the pie shell, as the original recipe said and it turned out fine.  I also put foil coverings around pie crust edges after 20 minutes, so as not to burn. Easy cheesey!

To make whipped cream, pour a pint into your mixing bowl and beat with beaters, until soft peaks form.  To test, turn off mixer and lift beaters straight up out of bowl.  If cream makes a peak and the top folds over, then you've got soft peaks.  If they stand up straight, then you have stiff peaks.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of powdered sugar at this point, and continue beating until you have stiff peaks.

Enjoy your pie!  It's good Food!   And for your listening pleasure....I do love this song!

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  1. great recipe
    the details are really great organised
    I 'm gonna try this pie for sure!

  2. Ooohh..I've been wanting to see this movie! It must be good! Thanks for sharing recipe:)

  3. Oh yum. Oh Yum. Oh Yum! I am jamming to your nice tune while writing to you!! Loved this post, and yes I am drooling! :) Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh Jen, you're the first one who's commented about the song...I love that song!!! We're soul sisters, I tell ya!

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  5. Now, you have me wanting some good ole chocolate of my favorites.


  6. First of all...I LOVE the new look! Second of all, I had never heard of chocolate pie until I read The Help, which is one of my all-time faves. I do not care that you do not make your own piecrust; I buy mine, too. My mother considers it a mortal sin and I have to say five Hail Marys and an Our Father. And I'm not even Catholic.

    1. Thank so much Kirby!!! And all that time we're saving NOT making our crust, we can read, paint, chocolate!! You crack me up! Appreciate you taking a look-see!

  7. Yummy!!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

  8. I was looking for this recipe long long time because my mother wachted movie the hepl and she asked me if I can find this recipe. Thank you for this from Czech Republic :)

  9. I've made this pie for years. Yummy! But chess pie whether chocolate or not has cornmeal in it. This is just chocolate pie.

  10. Whew! When I saw the title of this recipe I was wondering if "that little something extra" was going to be in the ingredient list...glad that it is not. Gosh, it looks so good...I do love me some chess pie! Pinning it to make later.


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