Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Desserts Made Simple: Ukrop’s Chocolate Chess Pie CopyKat Recipe

Ukrop’s chocolate pies are a classics here in the Richmond area. When the grocery chain closed a few years ago, it became difficult to locate these famous chocolate pies. During that time, I set out on developing my own pie recipes. After trial and error, I was finally able to find a chocolate chess pie recipe that fit the bill! This recipe is simple and delicious!

Ukrop’s Chocolate Chess Pie CopyKat Recipe

Ukrop's Chocolate Chess Pie CopyKat Recipe

This simple chocolate pie recipe will bring back memories of your favorite Ukrop's dessert. This recipe makes one pie in a regular size pie crust.


  • 3 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 cup Sugar
  • 1 small can Evaporated Milk I used a 5 oz. can.
  • 3 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Unbaked Crust


  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Roll unbaked pie shell out into a pan. 

  3. Mix cocoa and sugar together. 

  4. Beat eggs, using a fork.

  5. Add eggs to cocoa and sugar mixture. Add evaporated milk, butter and vanilla to the mixture. Mix well. 

  6. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. 

Chocolate Chess Pie

I wanted to make this variation of the pie Thanksgiving-themed, so I used a second pie shell to cut out fall shapes and then baked these shapes at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Once the shapes were cooled, I added them to the top of the baked pie.

Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie

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Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

4 thoughts on “Desserts Made Simple: Ukrop’s Chocolate Chess Pie CopyKat Recipe”

  1. Love ukrops chocolate chess pies, excited to try this recipe.
    How many ounces is the small can evaporated milk? Does this recipe make just one pie ? What size pie shell, deep dish?
    Thank you in advance,

    1. Hi!

      The recipe makes one pie in a regular shell. I use 5oz cans of evaporated milk. Thanks for the questions! I’m going to update the post to include this information.

  2. Thanks, Amanda! We do a spaghetti supper at my church in Varina, and I’ve been in charge of the chocolate pies for several years. My ideal was always the Ukrops one, but it never turned out the same. They were delicious, just not this one :). Now I know why.

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