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Grandma’s Chocolate Pie

Dive into Chocolate Bliss: Luscious Chocolate Pudding Pie

Grandma’s Chocolate Pie

Calling all chocoholics! Abandon your search for the perfect dessert, because this recipe is your answer. This Luscious Chocolate Pudding Pie is a dream come true – rich, decadent, and surprisingly easy to make.

Imagine a flaky pie crust cradling a velvety smooth, intensely chocolate filling. Unlike traditional chocolate cream pies, this recipe skips the meringue topping, offering a simpler approach without sacrificing any of the satisfaction. It's the perfect way to end any meal, leaving you with a smile and a touch of chocolatey bliss.

Why This Luscious Chocolate Pudding Pie is a Must-Try:

  • Decadent Chocolate Filling: The star of the show is undoubtedly the filling. Made with unsweetened cocoa powder and just the right amount of sweetness, it boasts a luxuriously rich chocolate flavor that will have you reaching for seconds.
  • Simple Elegance: No need for complicated meringue preparations here! This recipe offers a shortcut to deliciousness, using a pre-baked pie crust or your favorite homemade recipe.
  • Easy to Make, Impressive Results: Don't be fooled by the restaurant-worthy taste. This pie comes together with minimal effort, making it ideal for busy weeknights or weekend treats.

Ingredients for Your Chocolatey Adventure:

  • The Luscious Filling:
    • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder - the heart of the intense chocolate flavor
    • ¼ cup cornstarch - thickens the filling to a pudding-like consistency
    • 3 large egg yolks - add richness and body
    • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar - creates the perfect sweetness level
    • ¼ teaspoon salt - enhances the overall flavor profile
    • 2 cups whole milk - the base for the creamy filling
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract - adds a touch of warmth and complexity
  • The Flaky Crust:
    • You can use your favorite pre-made pie crust (for ultimate convenience) or your own homemade recipe (to add a personal touch)

Step-by-Step Guide to Your Chocolate Pie Perfection:

  1. A Symphony of Dry Ingredients: In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. This dry mixture forms the base of your decadent filling.
  2. Sweet Egg and Sugar Delight: Using a whisk, beat in the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes smooth and slightly lighter in color. The sugar starts to dissolve, promising a delightful sweetness.
  3. Milk Introduction, a Gradual Affair: Slowly whisk in the milk, a little at a time, until everything is fully incorporated. Ensure there are no lumps of cocoa powder remaining – a smooth consistency is key!
  4. Heating Up the Chocolate Dream: Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. This continuous whisking ensures even cooking and prevents any unwanted lumps from forming.
  5. Reaching Pudding Perfection: Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 minutes. But keep a close eye on it – you want the filling to thicken considerably, reaching a pudding-like consistency that coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Vanilla Magic: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. This adds a touch of warmth and complexity that elevates the chocolate flavor to new heights.
  7. Filling the Dream: Pour the hot chocolate filling into your pre-baked pie crust. Let the pie cool completely at room temperature before transferring it to the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Chilled perfection awaits!
  8. Slice and Savor: Slice the pie and serve it chilled. Every bite is a delightful combination of a flaky crust and a rich, smooth chocolate filling. Enjoy the pure chocolate bliss without the meringue for a simpler yet equally satisfying dessert experience!


  • Whipped Cream or Ice Cream Extravaganza: For an extra decadent touch, top the pie with whipped cream or a dollop of ice cream before serving. It's the ultimate chocolate indulgence!
  • Leftovers Welcome: Leftover pie can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. No need to worry about leftover pie blues!
  • Fruity Twist: Feel free to experiment! Add a layer of sliced fresh strawberries or raspberries to the bottom of the crust before pouring in the chocolate filling for a delightful burst of fruitiness.