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S'mores Chess Pie

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


Graham Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tbsp butter melted

Buttermilk Chocolate Chess Pie Filling:

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 oz chopped chocolate (about ¼ cup), melted

Marshmallow Topping:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the graham cracker crust:

  • Stir together graham crumbs and butter until all crumbs are evenly coated. Press into and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside.

For the pie filling:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl; add eggs and buttermilk, stirring until blended. Stir in vanilla, melted butter, and melted chocolate. Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, tenting with foil after about 20 minutes of baking. Let pie cool completely.

For the marshmallow topping:

  • Fill a medium to large pot with 1-inch water and bring to a simmer. In a heat-safe bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, and salt.
  • Place the bowl over the pot, making sure the bowl does not touch the simmering water. Cook egg white mixture, whisking constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture reaches 120°F on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove from heat and whip mixture on high speed until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  • Spread topping over the cooled pie, creating large swoops with a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • In your oven, place the rack in the middle; preheat broiler. Place pie under the broiler and let it toast the top of the marshmallow topping for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Do not walk away from your oven! (I cracked the oven door and watched it the entire time it was toasting.)
  • If you have a kitchen torch, feel free to toast the topping that way!
  • Once toasted, allow the pie to cool before serving; pie is best served warm. Store covered in the refrigerator.


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