Miss Minny’s Chocolate Pie

For those of you familiar with the movie “The Help”, you will know all about Minny’s secret chocolate pie recipe. I found this recipe, minus the “secret” ingredient (read the book) and made it quite a few times and I can tell you, it is very good indeed.

You will think there is something missing, as the recipe is so basic, but it really is a simple recipe and so easy to make. 


1 Pie Crust, not deep dish.

1 1/2 cups Superfine Sugar
3 Tbsp high grade Cocoa Powder.
4 Tbsp unsalted Butter, melted
2 large Eggs, beaten well
3/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blind bake the crust for 15 minutes. While the crust is baking, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt. Combine well until smooth.

When crust is finished, carefully pour in the filling and place on a baking sheet in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes. If you find the edges browning too much just cover with a bit of aluminum foil.

You want the center to still be a little bit jiggly when you gently shake the pie, but not too loose. Cool completely before serving. You can put the pie in the refrigerator.

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