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Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

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Sharing my favorite Chocolate Cream Pie recipe with you today that is perfect for this Holiday Season!  Simple to prepare with the perfect sweet chocolate pudding filling.  Everyone loves this recipe!

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie is a favorite pie recipe especially around the Holidays!  With just a little bit of prep work, you’ll have a gorgeous homemade pie that will wow all of your guests.  Be sure to make my All Butter Pie Crust recipe in advance so it has time to cool.  It’s buttery, flaky and delicious.

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How To Make Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie does not have to be a difficult task.  With this simple to follow recipe, you’ll have you’re homemade chocolate pudding filling done in just a few minutes.  See recipe below for pudding filling details.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Let the chocolate filling cool for a good 15 minutes before transferring to cooked/cooled pie crust.  Filling should be smooth, thick and creamy.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Pour filling into pie crust, filling just about to the top of pie crust.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Silky, smooth and so delicious.  So excited for you to make this for your guests!

Chocolate Cream Pie

Carefully cover pie with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Grab a block of chocolate and a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings.  These look great on top of your pie.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Before serving, top with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie has never been so simple!  Enjoy!

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cream pie, chocolate pie, christmas, holiday, homemade pie, pie, thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Calories: 260 kcal
  • 1 Picky Palate All Butter Pie Crust Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I used Hershey's
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Shavings
  1. Prepare Picky Palate pie crust recipe as directed in recipe. Let cool completely.
  2. Place sugar and egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl, stir until sugar is well coated with yolks. Add cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Add milk to a large saucepan over medium heat, stir in sugar/egg yolk mixture.
  4. Cook and stir over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Once mixture starts to boil and thicken, remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, then pour mixture into cooked, cooled pie crust. Chill for 2 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream and chocolate savings before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 210mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 42g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Natalie says:

    This pie looks so delicious and I love how easy it is to make!

  2. 2
    Anna says:

    Love it. Look delicious and smart process!!

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