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Old-Fashioned Chocolaty Pie Recipe

Old-Fashioned Chocolaty Pie Recipe

Rich and oh-so-chocolaty, this silky pie is a cinch to prepare. The mouthwatering filling and flaky crust are an unbeatable combination that's sure to make this pie one of your family's favorite desserts, too.—Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  • 2. Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 255 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Irascible_Baker User ID: 8765838 245181
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"This is a very simple recipe to throw together. It set wonderfully and had a VERY silky texture."

DoggieMom2 User ID: 5596773 49214
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"Because this pie is so simple to make, it's one that i make often. Very rich and chocolately! Tastes so much better than store bought boxed puddings."

kemfield User ID: 1002173 135855
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I didn't care for this filling at all. I threw it away after trying to eat a slice."

kemfield User ID: 1002173 71047
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I didn't care for this filling at all. It was not good at all."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 65137
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"While the flavor of the pie was good, the filling never did set up right. I have another chocolate pie recipe that I don't have to tinker with so I will not be making this one again."

Wesli User ID: 3150037 89730
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"I really like this pie. I currently can't have dairy products and this one works great for me. I whip cream for the rest of the family and eat it plain myself. One change I do make is I add 1/2 cup very dark chocolate or chocolate chips to the filling in the last minute of cooking. It tastes excellent."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 49213
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2011

"While the flavor was pretty good, I think it was lacking something to give it richness. My pie was on the loose side, not at all like the picture. I'm guessing the flour and cooking time might need to be adjusted. I liked it enough that I would try it again sometime."

LCrunk User ID: 5591734 135853
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"the first chocolate pie from scratch i ever nade.imade it for my grown children and they absolutely LOVED IT. Will deffinately make it again! thank you so much"

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 131535
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"THis recipe is very quick and simple. The only problem I have is it never seems to set up very firm. IT is sligtly jiggly and soft no matter how long I fridge it. I will have to try boiling it longer or something!"

ruthsblack User ID: 2148739 46576
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

"When I made this recipe, it did not turn out firm."

sewnhand User ID: 4294653 89078
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I tried this recipe. Sorry, I didn't like it at all. I ended up throwing the entire pie in the trash. I decided to go back to my mother's tried & true recipe. It worked like a charm & I even made one that was sugar free!"

miss tishie User ID: 5587042 141170
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"THE best chocolate pie recipe ever. More fudgy tasting than the rest and is great with miringue or whipped topping"

badgergirl User ID: 2400926 131534
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2008

"I sprinkled semisweet chocolate chips on the crust then poured the filling on top of them, in order to give it a little more texture."

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