Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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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
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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 McCormick® Pure 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.
Originally published as Dark Chocolate Cream Pie in Country Woman February/March 2008, p35

Sweet White Wine

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

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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 useat 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!"

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