Sinful chocolate chess pie

2 eggs
5-ounce can evaporated milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell
Whipped cream and shaved chocolate (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs, milk, butter and vanilla in a bowl until well blended. Mix sugar and cocoa together. Add to egg mixture. Mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake 30 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired, and shaved chocolate.

Serves 8.   CJ 4 March 2009