We’re almost into October and all I can think of is Thanksgiving!
Fall colours, cool wind, crisp air, and the warmth of Thanksgiving in the form of family and friends gathered at the dinner table to share thanks for the bountiful harvest. For Hubby, that also means celebrating with some Chocolate Chess Pie!
Just thinking of Thanksgiving dinner makes me hungry! All of my favourite comfort foods in one meal! Creamy mashed potatoes, sweet potato/candied yams, turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce! I’m drooling!
Gay Lea butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, and other products definitely make everything creamier! Ohhh! Thinking of mashed potatoes with my secret ingredient! Garlic and sour cream to make the mashed potatoes even creamier and more flavourful. Okay, I’m the first to admit I put garlic in most of my cooking. I also use sour cream in a lot of my baking.
Back to Thanksgiving. Hubby’s favourite part of Thanksgiving would likely be the pies!
Pumpkin pie and apple pie are definitely traditional Thanksgiving Day pies, but Chocolate Chess Pie not so much. To be honest, prior to meeting Hubby, I had never even heard of Chocolate Chess Pie. Hubby is convinced it is one of the best creations ever!
It’s rich, decadent, and chocolatey!
- 2 eggs
- 1 sm. can evaporated milk
- 3 tbsp. cocoa
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1½ c. sugar
- 6 tablespoons Gay Lea butter
- 1 unbaked pie crust (your favourite recipe or store-bought/pre-made)
- BE SURE TO MIX AS FOLLOWS:
- Beat eggs.
- Add 1 cup sugar and then add milk. Mix well.
- Mix cocoa with other ½ cup sugar.
- Add to egg mixture and mix well.
- Melt butter and mix with above. Add vanilla.
- Pour in 10 inch deep dish unbaked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
Luckily for Hubby, his birthday also falls around the same time as Thanksgiving! He’ll be getting his Chocolate Chess Pie!
What is your favourite Thanksgiving dish?
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