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    Angus Barn's Chocolate Chess Pie

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    35 mins

    Linda's Busy Kitchen's Note:

    This recipe is courtesy of Angus Barn in Raleigh NC Thad Eure Jr. and Charles M. Winston opened the Angus Barn in 1960 when this part of Raleigh was a pastoral, country setting. Today, the Angus Barn is in the midst of the action between the RDU Airport, Raleigh and Durham. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S.. When you pay your bill, this recipe is given to you on a beautifully decorated card. It is a most requested recipe from their restaurant. I have had the pleasure in indulging in this sinfully delicious dessert on several occasions, OK I'll be honest, EVERY TIME I go to Angus Barn LOL... It is incredibly delicious with the richness only chocolate can bring and let me tell you, your chocolate craving will be gone with the indulgence of this pie! The time is not including making your own pie crust, if that is what you use. ************************************************For those of you wondering what the pie looks like and to see the original recipe go to: It shows the recipe and the cooks who make it and how their pie comes out using this EXACT recipe! Click On RECIPES where it says CHECK IT OUT, down on the left hand side of the column... Then TYPE IN Angus Barn and it will pull it up, then click on the picture of the pie to bring it up...

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    • 1 unbaked pie shell
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 2 (1 ounce) bakers semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 dash salt


    1. 1
      Melt butter and chocolate.
    2. 2
      Mix with other ingredients which have been blended together.
    3. 3
      Pour into pie crust,.
    4. 4
      Bake 35 minutes, at 350.
    5. 5
      Top with whipped cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 14, 2009


      I'm giving this 4* for taste, because the taste and texture is very nice. I'm giving it a low 2* for appearance, because the filling and crust were the same thickness and it was quite unattractive before cutting. I'm not sure what ingredient the restaurant left out in their recipe given out (or what step), but something is wrong. To have at home, I'd do this one again, but would never consider taking it to someone.

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    • on January 09, 2009


      This is by far my favorite pie. If you don't have chocolate baking squares around, try using 1/3 cup cocoa and adding another 2 Tbs butter to the mixture. Its almost as good. As for the problem of volume, I made this pie with double filling for a catering event before and was disappointed when people found it "too rich." I think the filling-to-crust ratio is crucial for the sweet and salty balance (be sure to salt your pie crust!), so try filling in the empty space with whipped cream or, for a lighter treat, meringue! Oh yum!

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    • on May 12, 2011


      Wowza! Not much to look at but delicious! I'll be making this again and again. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Angus Barn's Chocolate Chess Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (83 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 365.6
    Calories from Fat 200
    Total Fat 22.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    Cholesterol 77.0 mg
    Sodium 256.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 28.9 g
    Protein 3.3 g

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