This dessert is a straightforward combination of the universe's two most awesome foodstuffs: pie and bacon. I won't speculate here as to whether such an amalgamation a good idea or, even a great idea. Try it out, and judge for yourself! Ingredients: Pie Crust: 6 tbsp butter, chilled 2 tbsp bacon fat, chilled. Metal is recommended.
It's similar to a regional sugar pie and custard pie and is typically made with milk or buttermilk, eggs, and butter. There are several theories as to how the name "chess pie" came about. Some think "chess" might be a variation of "cheese" even though there is no cheese involved , while others say it's possible that it might have been named for the pie "chest" where pies were often stored.
Chocolate chess pie is a Southern recipe that is undeniably the most chocolate of chocolate desserts. While there are many varieties of this pie, and probably as many chess pie recipes as there are Southern cooks, this heirloom dessert is a favorite at our house. Sometimes I wish our society could be swept back into the days before tons of technology. This chocolate pie, though.