Easy Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe + video
This Chocolate Cream Pie has two chocolates in a cream pudding topped with whipped cream and a chocolate roll! !
Chocolate Cream Pie is rich and soft. This is the perfect pie for chocolate lovers! For more chocolate must-haves, try Chocolate Pecan Pie, S’Mores Pie, and Frozen Butter Finger Pie.
Easy Chocolate Pie
Is there anything better than a slice of homemade pie?
I love pretty much any kind of pie from scratch (like our pecan pie, apple pie, and pumpkin pie), but add some chocolate and I’m almost in heaven! This Chocolate Cream Pie is divine from the first bite to the last.
Two types of chocolate are used in the homemade pudding, so it has a rich chocolate flavor. If you prefer mild chocolate, you can use milk chocolate chips, or omit the cocoa powder. up to you!
This chocolate pie isn’t just for the holidays, it’s year-round. The whole family is a hit because who doesn’t love chocolate? ! We hope you enjoy this easy chocolate pie recipe.
How to Make Chocolate Cream Pie
To make this easy chocolate pie, start with homemade pudding on the stovetop.
pudding. After whisking the dry ingredients together, slowly add the milk, cream and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat and stir the mixture until it thickens and is creamy.
Chopped chocolate. Next, pour the hot mixture over a bowl of butter and chopped chocolate, and whisk until it’s all melted. Chopped chocolate adds a chocolaty flavor and also helps in the formation of the pie.
pie shell. Add some vanilla and pour into a pie shell. I used a baked pastry crust, but you can use graham crackers or even a chocolate chip crust instead. To finish it off, you add fresh cream and some lovely chocolate curls.
Trust me, this chocolate cream pie tastes as good as it looks!
Tips + Storage Information
- To make chocolate curls: Spread the melted chocolate on a flat cookie sheet (edgeless/edgeless) and use a spatula to push the set chocolate into a curl. You can also grab a chocolate bar and a vegetable peeler for chocolate rolls.
- Crispy: Use a graham cracker crust instead. We recommend that you buy pre-made graham cracker crusts at the store. This chocolate cream is delicious, easy to use, and tastes great. For extra chocolatey flavor, use an Oreo crust.
- go ahead: We often make this pie ahead of time, usually with everything but whipped cream.
shop Cover it in the refrigerator and add the whipped cream and chocolate curls just before serving. Fresh from the oven, it is usually ready to eat after 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
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Prep time 30 minutes
Chill for 3 hours
Total time 3 hours 30 minutes
Calories 618 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 1 9-inch baked pastry shell
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups chopped semisweet chocolate
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 egg yolks beaten
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
- 2 cups milk
Combine butter and chopped chocolate in a large glass or metal bowl; set aside
In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt. Slowly add ½ cup cream until mixture is completely smooth.beat in egg yolk
Add the milk and stir until the mixture is well combined. Reduce heat to medium and cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook for a minute, stirring constantly.
Place a strainer over a bowl of chocolate and butter. Pour the hot chocolate mixture into a strainer to remove any lumps. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir until butter and chocolate are melted.
Place a bowl of pudding in a sink filled with ice water and stir gently for a few minutes until cooled to room temperature.
Pour into pie shell. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours or overnight.
Just before serving, whip 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread over pie and garnish with chocolate curls if desired.