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Keto Chocolate Chess Pie

 

This rich keto chocolate chess pie gives you the best of both pie and fudge in one delicious dessert. It’s pie and fudge wrapped up in one decadent low-carb treat.

There is something quite special about the combination of creamy chocolate filling and flaky pie crust.

The contrast in flavors and texture makes this keto fudge pie a favorite with my family. If you’re a fan of pies, be sure to check out our keto pies for all our pie recipes. All of which are low in carbs, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and diabetic-friendly!

 

 

Keto Chocolate Chess Pie

Keto Chocolate chess pie

Keto Chocolate Chess Pie

Every year during the holidays my rich fudge pie made it to the table along with many other desserts. Sharing a chocolate pie was my way of ensuring that the chocolate lovers in my life were well-taken care of.

Once I went keto a low carb option of that fudgy pie had to emerge. After all, it was just as traditional as other classics and this girl would not be denied.

I knew it was only a matter of time that my chocolate fudge pie got a makeover. My keto chess pie makes dessert a little more elevated. I don’t know why but pie always feels special to me.

Thankfully, making a chocolate chess pie that was keto-friendly didn’t prove to be challenging once I learned the science behind keto baking

The first key was getting that crusty top that forms on top of a traditional chess pie perfected. The second was creating a simple press-in crust that would make it a breeze to make.

I chose to make my no-roll pie crust with coconut flour but if you rather a more traditional crust that can be rolled I encourage you to check out our easy keto pie crust which is made with almond flour. If you go that route you will need only half the recipe. I give instructions on the recipe card.

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How To Make A Keto Chocolate Chess Pie

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Keto chocolate chess pie served on a blue plate on top of a blue tablecloth

Keto chocolate chess pie served on a blue plate on top of a blue tablecloth

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Making this low-carb chocolate chess pie is pretty straightforward. Below are the ingredients you’ll need. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page. 

Ingredients Needed

Keto Coconut Flour Crust

Fudge Filling

Keto fudge pie sliced and ready to enjoy

Keto fudge pie sliced and ready to enjoy

Best Sugar-Substitute Options For Sugar-Free Chocolate Chess Pie

As far as sweeteners are concerned, I recommend the use of Lakanto’s granulated sugar substitute it’s their erythritol and monk fruit sweetener that is as close to sugar as it gets.

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener. I will however add that we are not sure why but chocolate and stevia do not always place nice and can intensify the aftertaste of stevia.

Due note, that if this is your pick make sure you reduce the amount called for in the recipe by half since it’s a much sweeter option.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with good success. I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar. 

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Keto Fudge Pie

Keto Chocolate Chess Pie

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Imagine a fudge pie that is low in carbs and keto-friendly. That's what this recipe for keto chocolate chess pie delivers. This chocolate chess pie is sugar-free, gluten-free and keto-friendly and is sure to silence your chocolate cravings will watching your keto macros.

Ingredients

Keto Coconut Flour Crust

Chocolate Filling

Instructions

Crust Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted butter, eggs, salt, coconut flour, and the sugar substitute.
  3. Mix just until the dough forms.
  4. Pat and press the crust into a 9-inch pie pan, making sure to allow the crust to come up the sides of the pie pan.
  5. Note: Wetting your hands makes it easier to pat the crust in place.
  6. Bake the empty pie shell for 15 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
  7. Cover the edges of the pie with foil to prevent it from browning too much.
  8. Your pie crust will not be fully cooked at this point since it will further bake once the fudge filling is added.
  9. Once the pie shell is baked set aside and allow to cool before adding the fudge filling.

Filling Instructions

  1. Melt the baking chocolate and butter in a double boiler.
  2. Allow the chocolate mixture to cool completely.
  3. Beat eggs, and sugar substitute using an electric mixer set to medium. Beat until the mixture is thick and pale yellow for about 3 minutes.
  4. Next, add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture. On low-medium speed mix until fully blended.

Baking Instructions

  1. Pre-heat of 350
  2. Cover the edges pie crust with foil. To keep the crust edges from browning too much.
  3. Add the fudge filling to the baked cooled pie crust.
  4. Bake the pie until the fudge filling is set and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs for about 30 minutes.
  5. Serve the keto chocolate chess pie warm or cold with whipped cream.
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

If you are wanting an almond flour based pie crust you can make half the recipe of our keto crust recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 36.9gSaturated Fat: 22.4gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 4.8gNet Carbohydrates: 2.2gFiber: 2.6gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 5.9g

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Michele Sellers

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Hi Hilda. As I've mentioned to you before, I have a daughter that is allergic to coconut. I thought I could make this pie with your almond flour crust but found that it also has coconut flour in it. I'm thinking this pie might work with an almond flour crust such as is used in some of the no bake recipes. What is your thought on this idea, please?

Mary Flowers

Monday 5th of September 2022

@Hilda Solares,

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Hi Michele, that’s an excellent idea. Please let us know if you try it.

Sarah

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I had to make it the day before we ate it, it was more like fudge candy than fudge pie! Really sweet! Has to have ice cream with it to cut the sweetness! Can you add coconut or almond flour to make it more cake like texture? We have been warming each piece up in microwave for about 20 seconds.

Hilda Solares

Friday 26th of June 2020

Hi Sarah, Feel free to reduce the sweetener to your liking. Most people prefer our keto treats on the sweeter side but you can easily reduce the sweetener here and not affect the consistency of the pie.

Kathi

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Can the crust be frozen? Or will it crumble?

Hilda Solares

Monday 18th of November 2019

Hi Kathi, I have not tried freezing the crust but it should work.

Amanda A Taylor

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Does this need to be refrigerated?

Hilda Solares

Monday 4th of November 2019

Hi Amanda, It does need to be refrigerated. I updated the post to reflect this. Enjoy!

J Peterson

Sunday 21st of April 2019

Next time I will try to make less of the crust and more of the filling. Also I will make the crust a little sweeter.

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