Enjoy this old fashioned chocolate pie loaded with rich homemade chocolate pudding filling. Just like grandma used to make! The thick and creamy chocolate filling is completely indulgent and sure to satisfy the sweet tooth of any chocolate fan!
- Cocoa powder
- Egg yolks
- Whole Milk
- Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
The Pie Crust
To be a true old fashioned homemade chocolate pie you need to make your own pie crusts. After all, grandma didn't buy storebought crust! However, if you decide to cheat, this recipe will still work great with a prepared crust from the grocery store. Otherwise, you can use the homemade pie crust recipe below:
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, diced into ¼-inch cubes
¼ cup ice water
Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and add the cubed butter. Cut the butter into the mixture until everything is small crumbles. Slowly add water, a little at a time, incorporating it into the flour mixture until it holds together. Do not use all of the water if you don't need to!
Shape the dough into a ball and flatten with a rolling pin to form a 9 inch pie crust. Add the dough to a pie pan and pierce the bottom of the dough with a fork to allow air to escape then bake the pie shell in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Now it is ready to be loaded with that sweet chocolate filling!
How to make it
The first step to make this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe is to mix the dry ingredients. Combine sugar, cocoa powder, salt and cornstarch in a mixing bowl or medium saucepan, then stir in the milk and egg yolks.
Set the heat to medium and bring your saucepan to a simmer on the stove top while stirring. Continue to gently simmer for approximately seven minutes, or until thickened to a pudding consistency. Continue to stir during this process to prevent scorching on the bottom of the pan.
Next, add the butter and vanilla extract to the chocolate pudding mixture. Stir it in then pour the hot filling into a prepared nine-inch pie crust. Place your chocolate pie in the refrigerator to cool completely for at least four hours, then slice and serve.
How to store your pie
Store leftovers of your pie in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap to prevent odors from seeping into the pie. Enjoy the pie within five days for maximum freshness.
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Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie
- 9 inch pie crust baked
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 egg yolks
- 4 cups milk
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt in a medium sauce pan.
- Stir in egg yolks and milk and mix well to combine. Then set the saucepan over medium heat and simmer for seven minutes while stirring, or until the mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency.
- Pour the chocolate pie filling into a baked pie crust and set in the refrigerator to cool for four hours.
- Slice and serve.