Angus Barn is a Raleigh institution that locals have been visiting and raving about for six decades. An upscale steakhouse meets a southern barn to create a magical experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
Angus Barn is specifically known for a few things: their extravagant Christmas decorations which cover every inch of the premises, the in-house aged steaks, and their famous chocolate chess pie. When we say famous, we are talking more than 600 chocolate chess pies are baked and eaten at Angus Barn every week.
Listen to us when we tell you this: you simply must try Angus Barn’s chocolate chess pie. Fortunately for us all, the family behind the famous restaurant has released their recipe for this chocolate slice of heaven.
You can make Angus Barn’s chocolate chess pie at home!
Thank you, Angus Barn for blessing us all with this recipe. We had a blast in my mama’s kitchen together whipping up this delicious, EASY recipe. We don’t use the word “easy” lightly: this truly is exceptionally simple for how rich and impressive the end result is!
Gather your ingredients.
This recipe calls for an unbaked pie shell and while we are sure a homemade crust would be wonderful, we’ve found that a frozen pie crust is perfect in this recipe and we don’t fix what ain’t broken around here. So, pull that crust out of your freezer and gather up your eggs, butter, sugar, semi sweet chocolate chips, vanilla, and salt. Yep, ingredients you probably already have on hand!
Note: This recipe is gluten-free when using a gluten-free crust!
Melt your chocolate.
Melt together the chocolate and butter using a double-boiler or in a pan on the stove top while stirring frequently and watching closely. We don’t have a double-boiler and it still works great.
Mix the ingredients.
Mix the other ingredients together in the bowl of a stand-mixer or by hand and then add in your melted chocolate until combined. Noticing how short these explanations are? We told ya: easy peasy.
Pour batter into the pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Cook time will depend on your oven– ours was closer to the 35-40 minute mark. You want to see and feel that the top has set to create a chocolate crust when you remove it from the oven.
Let cool and enjoy!
Let the pie cool before cutting into it and then serve topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Then help yourself to another slice as soon as that one is gone.
Angus Barn’s Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe
Thank you, Angus Barn for blessing us all with this recipe. We had a blast in my mama's kitchen together whipping up this delicious, EASY recipe. We don't use the word "easy" lightly: this truly is exceptionally simple for how rich and impressive the end result is!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter and chocolate together.
Using a double-boiler or medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring often.
In a separate bowl, mix together all other ingredients.
Add melted chocolate; stir until combined.
Pour batter into pie shell and bake for 30-40 minutes until the pie is set.
Cooking time will vary by oven. Pie is ready when the top is set, creating a chocolate crust, and doesn't jiggle much.
Allow pie to cool completely before serving.
We like to leave our pie in the fridge to speed up cooling time and make it easier to cut into.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy!