Tis the season to make a pie so delicious you may or may not consume 2 pieces in twelve hours just to be sure it was that good.
It was, promise.
Ok so this pie. Vague origin story. I actually didn’t know what a chocolate chess pie WAS, but this local grocery/bakery that we frequent makes them around the holidays and they always looked really enticing in pretty bakery boxes. Then I ended up with a few extra pie crusts after Thanksgiving (my apple pies didn’t require a top crust because I didn’t have as many apples as I thought, long story), and I knew I needed a new Christmas pie. Enter: Chocolate Chess.
The first step was to determine what that actually was, which is an important step in learning to cook something. Ha. I learned that this is a flourless pie (the filling, not the pie crust), super chocolate-y, almost pudding-like on the inside, with a sugar crust on the outside that forms naturally during the baking process. …