Chocolate Cream Pie
Total TimePrep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
- 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 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
- Whipped topping and baking cocoa, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes. 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.
- Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool slightly. Pour warm filling into crust. Cool for 1 hour. Chill until set. If desired, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa to serve.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 488 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 184mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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Jun 9, 2018
Very nice and creamy dessert! I made a double batch! One for pie and one for pudding! I’ve looked for this recipe for many years. It tasted so much like my grandmothers! I did “tweak” the recipe. I added extra cocoa powder (1 1/2 TBS ) and cut the butter in half! This is already in my best recipes file! Thanks for sharing??!
May 7, 2018
I used a graham cracker crust instead of pie crust. This has to be the worst pie I've made. Yes it's chocolaty!My filling did not set. It's a runny mess after being in the fridge overnight. Thankfully I tried the recipe before serving to guests. I won't be saving the recipe.
Feb 12, 2018
More like a pudding pie than cream but still delicious. Wonderful for chocoholics!e l
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.
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!!!!
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!
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!!
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
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!!
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.