I grew up cooking. I was always right beside my mother, covered in flour. When I was younger, she told me a story about some of their friends that were newlyweds. The man really liked Chess Pie, but his new wife did not know how to make it. She went to her local grocery store looking for chess and a pie shell. After looking up and down the aisles she came up empty. She then asked a sales clerk to help her in her search for chess and they both came up empty. She returned home to check with his mother in law and found out that chess does not come in a jar or a can, but it is a delicious mixture of butter, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. True story.
The pie I’m telling you about today can be made with one ingredient (plus a graham cracker crust and some whipped topping) that is found on your local grocery shelf. Want to know what it is? Sweetened Condensed Milk.
If you take that can, open it up, pour it in a glass container, and put it in a water bath in your crockpot, amazing things will happen. (You can also boil the actual can. I would not recommend this method. The can can explode. I repeat. I do not recommend the method of boiling the can.) Here’s what my crockpot looked like. (This was 3 cans because I made 2 pies.)
You just place your glass container in your crockpot and then carefully pour water around the container. Leave this on high for 8-9 hours (you could do this overnight), making sure to maintain your water levels. When you return it should be dark brown in color and very thick. If not, leave it alone for another hour or so. It will look like this.
Once it is ready, just pour it into a graham cracker crust and top with whipped topping. If you want to get fancy you can use real whipped cream and mini chocolate chips, but this is not necessary. Let the pie sit in the fridge overnight. Slice, serve, and enjoy! When the recipients of the pie ask you for the recipe just tell them you found it in a can in the grocery store. True story.
- 3 cans of condensed milk
- 2 graham cracker crusts
- Fresh Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Chips
- Open can of condensed milk and place in a glass container.
- Place in a crockpot in a water bath.
- Maintain water levels.
- Cook on high for 8-9 hours.
- Pour caramel into pie shells.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- Top with whipped cream, chocolate chips, slice, and enjoy!