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Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

This Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is perfect for the holiday season. It’s simple to prepare with a deliciously sweet chocolate pudding filling. Everyone loves this yummy pie!

Chocolate Cream Pie

Classic 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 The Best 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

This Classic Chocolate Cream Pie is perfect for the holiday season. It's simple to prepare with a deliciously sweet chocolate pudding filling. Everyone loves this yummy pie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best cream pie, best pie recipe, chocolate cream pie, chocolate cream pie recipe, chocolate pie, Chocolate pie easy, chocolate pie easy recipe, chocolate pie recipe, chocolate pudding pie, homemade pie
Servings: 8 servings
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*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* 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
    Elissa says:

    This recipe looks gorgeous and sounds simple, but it just didn’t turn out well at all. The pudding was far too thin and never set, even after hours in the FREEZER (after the fridge did nothing). Not sure how it went so wrong as I followed the instructions to a T. Super bummed. Good flavor, not a pie filling though.

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