Chocolate Pie

Since the internet has been around I feel like we are always looking for new and different recipes to make.  I am guilty of that myself, but sometimes you just can’t beat a classic recipe.  This chocolate pie is one of those!  It doesn’t get more classic than this!

The recipe for this chocolate pie is so straightforward.  You bake up a pie crust, make a homemade pudding, pour it in the crust, let it cool and then top it! 

What kind of crust should I use for this pie?

I’ve said it a thousand times, I’m a sucker for homemade pie crust.  I definitely think it makes a difference.  If you want to make your own crust,  here’s my recipe!  If you don’t want to attempt that, then use a store bought crust!

Does homemade pie filling really taste that different than the box stuff?

YES, ABSOLUTELY, YES!  As a matter of fact, I don’t even like pudding.  This homemade pie filling is the only kind of pudding i will eat.  The stuff you get out of a box is not even close!  Taking the few minutes to cook this filling will make all of the difference in the world.  It is not hard at all.  It just takes 10 minutes or so and totally worth it!

What should I top this chocolate pie with?

The day I made the pie in the photograph I used good ol’ Cool Whip!  You could use any variety of whipped topping you like.  If you’re feeling extra fancy you could whip your own heavy cream and add a touch of sugar.  The other alternative would be to top with a meringue.

No matter what you decide to top this delicious made-from-scratch pie with, you are going to love it!  You just can’t beat a classic!

Chocolate Pie

A delicious homemade custard in a pie shell. You chose the topping, meringue or whipped cream!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 ½ c milk
  • 1 c sugar
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 prepared pie shell


  1. In a saucepan mix milk, sugar, flour, egg yolks and cocoa. Cook on medium heat until mixture starts to bubble and thicken. Once it thickens and reaches a pudding consistency, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter until well incorporated and smooth.

  2. Pour pudding into a prepared pie shell.

  3. Let pie completely cool before topping with shipped cream


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