Locals have been visiting and raving about Angus Barn 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 mean over 600 chocolate chess pies baked and eaten at Angus Barn weekly.
Listen to us when we tell you this: You must try Angus Barn’s chocolate chess pie. Fortunately, 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, whipping up this delicious, EASY recipe. We don’t use the word “easy” lightly: this truly is simple for how rich and impressive the result is!
Gather Your Ingredients
This recipe calls for an unbaked pie shell, and while we are sure a homemade crust would be fantastic, 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 the chocolate and butter together using a double boiler or in a pan on the stovetop 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 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 Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes. Cook time will depend on your oven– ours was closer to the 35-40 minute mark. When you remove it from the oven, you want to see and feel that the top has been set to create a chocolate crust.
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 when that one is gone.
Angus Barn’s Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe
- 1 stick butter
- 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 frozen pie crust
- ice cream optional topping
- whipped cream optional topping
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together.Using a double-boiler or medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring often.1 stick butter, 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- In a separate bowl, mix together all other ingredients.2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 pinch salt, 1 tsp vanilla
- Add melted chocolate; stir until combined.
- Press pie crust into pie pan.1 frozen pie crust
- Pour batter into pie shell and bake for 30-40 minutes until the pie is set.Cooking time will vary by oven. The pie is ready when the top is set, creating a chocolate crust that 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!ice cream, whipped cream