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Chocolate Cream Pie

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260kcal


  • Stove


  • 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


  • Prepare Picky Palate pie crust recipe as directed in recipe. Let cool completely.
  • 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.
  • Add milk to a large saucepan over medium heat, stir in sugar/egg yolk mixture.
  • 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.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg