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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Caress every taste bud with this smooth, old-fashioned pie. Topped with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream, it will have chocolate fans standing in line. —Kezia Sullivan, Sackets Harbor, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon into pastry shell. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 390 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein

Reviews for Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"Luv this pie for large get togethers. I've made triple batches and it comes out great. I round up to four ounces of chocolate cuz who has use for the last bit in the pack? Comes in 4oz packs for a reason"

Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"This pie is good, but I have a GREAT recipe with meringue I lieu of whipped much better!!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I have been looking for "The Perfect Chocolate Pie" this was a winner all the way around just like my grandmother use to make!!"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"This pie is really good and chocolate-y. It definitely needs a whipped cream topping,to balance out the chocolate. Tasted yummy!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Best chocolate pie ever!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Made this for Thanksgiving. It was a fantastic pie and everyone loved it. I will make this again."

Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"This is good, however, I almost always double my pie filling recipes as we like them deeper. This one I double. I also use

at least 2C of whipping cream and 4c of milk if I am doubling. Great! Doesn't get a film on top."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Very yummy!! Tastes like chocolate pudding in a pie crust- but better. I have made a chocolate pie before but this one definitely turned out tastier. It looked exactly like the picture. I made a homemade pie crust to go with it, not that hard to do. I did not have cornstarch on hand so I used 1/2 cup all-purpose flour in place of 1/4 cornstarch and it turned out perfectly. I made this pie last night and it is half gone after lunch!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"I used a graham cracker crust instead and it was amazing!"

Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I've made better chocolate pies. This one isn't the best. The chocolate doesn't melt well...and the pie gets that thick rubbery film on top. I suggest if you make this pie, to top it with meringue so the top stays moist... I'm going to go back to using my original recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Pretty good and everyone raved about the taste. I added coffee flavoured whip cream which was a really nice balance. I was initially pretty worried that the chocolate wouldn't blend but it go there eventually."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"This is delicious! I used one cup sugar and two tablespoons butter and it turned out great."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"Excellant taste and texture! I also tried it with 2 oz. unsweetened and 1 oz. bittersweet so it wasn't quite as dark chocolate."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Very simple to make and tastes wonderful. I had to keep out some of the filling to snack on!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Incredibly simple! Placed in a baked graham cracker crust and awaiting the after-dinner hoopla! Thank you."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"I agree, this is very much like the old Better Homes and Gardens recipe I've made in the past. It's rich and darkly chocolate-y and very good."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving and everyone loved's a keeper!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"This is very similar to a very old Better Homes and Gardens recipe I use, except it uses only 1 T butter and 1 cup sugar, everything else the same. So if you are watching your fat or sugar you can add a little less than this recipe calls for and it will still taste great."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"This is a wonderful pie recipe. The texture is amazing and the chocolate flavor is intense."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"I WILL NEVER use box pudding again! This is absolutely wonderful! Creamy, chocolatey pudding I'll probably make this when we just want pudding."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"WOW..this looks amazing! Mabe a'll make it for valentines."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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