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Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

"Our teenage son, John, has done lots of 4-H baking," reports Mary Anderson of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas. "His favorite is this old-fashioned creamy chocolate pudding in a flaky crust."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped topping


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Whisk 1 cup hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan; bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool slightly. Pour warm filling into pastry shell. Cool for 1 hour. Chill until set. Just before serving, garnish with whipped topping. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 488 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Cream Pie

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LorNiles User ID: 8871760 250207
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

"The chocolate pudding was delightful. It was creamy and oh so good. I cut the amount of margarine in half and didn't feel like I was missing anything. Put it on your must try list."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 103302
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"This is the best chocolate pie I've ever had!! Family could tell right away that it was homemade and not instant pudding mix. I actually just use a graham cracker crust for it, and it could really make two pies! Sometimes, I'll use the extra stuff to make little cup desserts, layering the pudding and whipped cream. Yummy!!!!"

Southernmama User ID: 81270 28648
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Dx'd with Type-2 diabetes and went on low carb diet. I could not believe this pie, being my all-time favorite, was not going to grace our table again. Put the wheels to work and subbed a non-sugar sweetener for the sugar in this recipe and then made a crust from almond flour, a bit more sweetener and butter. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am with the results! Any reservations you have about this pie can be eliminated. The recipe as written is the most requested pie I make. Now I just make it so I can enjoy it again!"

Southernmama User ID: 81270 80469
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"I was skeptical of adding the water but went ahead and followed the recipe as written. I did not use a deep dish pie shell and had some filling left over. I enjoyed every bite of that. My only suggestion is if you do make this positively lovely chocolate cream pie, please use a deep dish pie shell! Otherwise, you might have to do like I did and eat the extra. My pie is cooling as we speak and I am delighted with the results. Very happy to serve this for tonight's dessert!!"

tomlee User ID: 6237527 33214
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"I made this pie for our church's fifth Sunday dinner and everybody loved it. I spread the whipped cream on top and used som choc. chips to garnish"

dimples56 User ID: 2348529 28129
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"This was the first time making chocolate cream pie from scratch for me, but I did it and the family and friends loved it!!"

kimmyandretti User ID: 1029730 42024
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I thought this was the best chocolate filling I have ever had. My family raved about it as I made it for Easter."

ChelseaF User ID: 5891532 80468
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"This is the most wonderful cream pie recipe I have found. I'm proud to say I didn't make it from a box! My children and husband love this pie and it never lasts long in our house!"

kayakbabe1 User ID: 1292154 42004
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"We were blown away by the deliciousness of this pie. Very creamy and tasty."

moyer1995 User ID: 4142334 25783
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"This is the best chocolate cream pie I have ever had!!! I make it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's always the first one gone. This is one of my family's favorite pie."

harrison0831 User ID: 2699752 28126
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2008

"This is a wonderful pie. I've used it every since it came out in 2000 and have had great results with it. Everyone loves it."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.