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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.

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kc000 User ID: 2815746 273115
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2017

"I had been searching for a cooked pudding pie (chocolate or otherwise) that turns out firm, stays put and doesn't fall apart and slither off your pie serving utensil when you lift it out of the pie pan and THIS IS IT!!

It's very rich and smooth too, I recently served it at a large family dinner and everyone raved about it and requested the recipe! I used a frozen 9 inch deep dish pie shell but I had about 1 to 1 - 1/2 cups pie filling left over so next time I will use 2 - 8 inch pie shells ."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 266270
Reviewed May. 24, 2017

"Very rich and delicious! Make sure you cool the pie thoroughly before covering and putting in the refrigerator. If you don't a thin skin of fat/oils will form on the top. This was not mentioned adequately."

gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 256000
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"This dessert recipe was so easy to make and was a big hit at the office potluck (should've made more than two!). Instead of vanilla extract, I think next time I'll pop in some peppermint extract - that should make it just perfect for a Christmas treat option."

joinme4coffee User ID: 5110470 254312
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"My daughter asked for pie instead of cake for her birthday. This was one of the pies we made for her party. Out of 7 pies, this was the only one that was completely devoured. Absolutely delicious! Will make this again!!"

meaamil User ID: 1877238 232518
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"

slott523 User ID: 8395852 227193
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

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

Tlbakka User ID: 8184764 216181
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!!"

lvarner User ID: 35803 209689
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!"

t_lingley User ID: 5471084 172076
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Best chocolate pie ever!"

K.Kircher User ID: 1989851 102901
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

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

kshea User ID: 2698812 85785
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."

1275 User ID: 6324211 85141
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!"

heathe531 User ID: 6365027 160153
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

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

kengrants User ID: 4608201 209688
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."

Sunny1978 User ID: 3946676 156389
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."

[email protected] User ID: 1214817 85137
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

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

jodil User ID: 1622268 100174
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."

DLana User ID: 3883856 173649
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

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

dedaniel User ID: 4306322 157750
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

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

annie1992 User ID: 2246916 156388
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."

peggysuegriz User ID: 2923426 103513
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

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

jolenemom6 User ID: 3162723 140624
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."

[email protected] User ID: 2350474 103512
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

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

luvjim User ID: 3623905 85136
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."

MnMforever User ID: 3820100 85135
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

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

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