Mary’s Pie

Mary is a friend, retired teacher and excellent cook!  I taught with Mary for several years and continue to keep in touch with her by occasional emails and treasured girlfriend gatherings.  Some of my fondest memories are gatherings she had at her home.  She is what is defined as the “hostess with a mostess!  Mary can “dish it up” when it comes to entertaining.  One particular recipe in my collection box that I give Mary credit for is this Chocolate Chess Pie.  You know how there are times that you remember exactly where and when you experience something?? Well, I remember the exact occasion at Mary’s home I experienced this delicious pie for the first time.  Mary had a tradition of having a summer gathering of teachers at her home during our summer break.  It was a time to catch up from the days away from each other since the last day of school.  I not only remember this pie, but also Mary’s beautiful table of delicious food.  And…did I mention?  Mary makes amazing cakes too!  Well, for now…Here is Mary’s Chocolate Chess Pie recipe.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Chocolate Chess Pie
(Printable Recipe)

2-1/4 cups sugar

1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup evaporated milk
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon flour
9-inch pie pastry
Stir together dry ingredients.  Add milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. 
Mix well.  Pour mixture into 9-inch pie pastry.  Bake at 350 degree F. 
for 50-55 minutes.  Pie will be quivery and puffed up a bit but will firm 
when cooled.
A few of the other pies I made on “pie making day.”
Peach…Raisin…Chocolate Chess
Not shown:  Blackberry and Apple


  1. Diana Taylor says:

    Would this be Mary J? If it is my kids had her for 5th grade and LOVED her. I think I remember her baking and decorating a lot of cakes!

  2. mofarmchick says:

    Yes, that is the Mary we all love! She is an amazing cook!

  3. She is an amazing cake maker and decorater. I also remember a french onion soup she made and brought to school. It was as good as you get in a top dollar restaurant.