Chocolate Chess Pie
Chocolate chess pie is simple yet extraordinary. Eggs, butter, sugar and in this instance, cornmeal as a starch, transform in the oven into a bubbly and crisp top with a custardy filling below. Here, chocolate chips and cocoa give it a deeper flavor than vanilla, and buttermilk balances the creamy custard with a little tang.
To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Equipment: Parchment paper, pie weights (or dried beans or uncooked rice)
Associated Recipe: Yogurt Pie Crust