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Chocolate Pie

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When you think of chocolate pie, you're thinking of this pie - decadent, luxurious, fudgey chocolate filling baked into a light and flaky crust, topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings.  This is no meringue, no French silk business, no pudding pie.  This is homemade chocolate pie as it was meant to be.

As with all good things, this pie takes time and effort (mostly the effort of waiting for it to chill before serving!), but once you try it, you'll never go back.  Accept no imitations, no short cuts, and be prepared to throw all other recipes away.

This is the quintessential chocolate pie recipe you've been dreaming of. 

 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Your journey to chocolate pie nirvana begins with:

1 Pre-Baked Pie Crust
Store bought or
Use this recipe!

Filling:
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate - chips or bar
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) sweet unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) sugar

Topping:
  • 12 oz (1 1/2 cups) heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Chocolate shavings (opt)

Step 3: Melt Chocolate + Butter

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In case you missed that last part, make sure you turn your oven down to 325oF (160oC) once your crust is baked.

Now you'll want to devise some sort of double-boiler-type rig for this step.  You can use a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of water, or a pan set over another pan, or an actual double boiler (which I obviously did not have).

Bring the water in the lower pan to a simmer, and add the 6 oz of chocolate and 1/2 cup of butter to the top pan.  Stir until melted.

The most amazing pie ive ever had. I think next time i'd put a little less chocolate inside, so it tastes more graham crackery... but overall, amazing.

i used keebler everready graham cracker crust.. and bc i live in canada, there was no heavy cream available so i used 35% whipping cream... but still everything turned out amazing.
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bigpinecone2 years ago
Mouthgasm.
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I am 15 and have no experience baking, and was able to make this...
Most epic. Pie. Ever.
Luckily no one else was around to steal my pie ;P
scoochmaroo (author)  Biohazard11944 years ago
Now that is an endorsement!
134cool12 months ago

Do you think that middle schoolers and the teachers would enjoy this and possibly make it 1st place? There is a pie completion happening at our school on 3.1.14 because 3.14 is Pi! :)

scoochmaroo (author)  134cool12 months ago

This is my favorite recipe (of all the recipes I've posted) to date. Follow it carefully and I think you've got a winner on your hands!

Thanks
crazzydude0012 months ago

I have made it 2 times already and am making it a third time for my super bowl party dessert. So far it has been delicious every time.

But, I can only find 12oz bags of semisweet chocolate morsels, and I can only find pie crusts that come in pairs; so I just double the recipe and make 2 pies at a time, or at least that is my excuse. Thank you very much for the recipe.

Gintzy3 months ago
Mmmm. This is delicious! I used unsweetened baking chocolate and just upped the sugar a little (I like it dark) but I accidentally chopped up 8 oz. of chocolate instead of 6 so it ended up REALLY dark and rich. Amazingly decadent! I swirled chocolate syrup on top of the whipped cream and when you cut the slices it makes a cool starburst pattern. Beautiful and tasty! Thanks for a great recipe!
Natalina4 months ago
looks delicious!
DIY93935 months ago
Wow looks so good!
SweetMeets5 months ago
Being a HUGE fan of chocolate, I'm melting just reading your recipe :D It's definitely on my list to bake. Many Thanks @}>--->---
shebby228 5 months ago
awesome sauce
no'quinn18 months ago
This sounds amazing!! Have you tried making it with meringue instead of a whipped topping? Not sure how long to cook with the meringue - don't want to burn it. :)
HollyMann1 year ago
Looks amazing!
tsubasako2 years ago
Would you consider adding to the instructions that if you use a store-bought crust, it should be deep-dish? I got regular ones and now I'm left with a ton of leftover filling and don't know if I'll have any room for the topping. If only I'd known, I'd have bought a deep crust. :(
The most amazing pie ive ever had. I think next time i'd put a little less chocolate inside, so it tastes more graham crackery... but overall, amazing.

i used keebler everready graham cracker crust.. and bc i live in canada, there was no heavy cream available so i used 35% whipping cream... but still everything turned out amazing.
for the part where you have to mix in the eggs to the chocolate sauce, do you mix it while its in the double boiler or do you take the sauce off the heat and then mix in the eggs??

Thanks!!
CamoBedding2 years ago
This looks so delicious.
beck_tn2 years ago
I made this pie for Thanksgiving. It was so easy to make. <---- Coming from a complete and total dunce in the kitchen.

There was a small piece left over so I had it for breakfast this morning. Lucky me! And, to explain the leftover, this pie was one of four large desserts offered.

Scoochmaroo, I am a fan for life now. Thank you for an awesomely delicious and easy recipe!
scoochmaroo (author)  beck_tn2 years ago
Woohoo! Glad to hear it all went well for you :D
tamaralyn792 years ago
Does this hold well for a day or two? Like can I make it on a Tuesday and it be ok on a Thursday evening.
wait till thurs to make whip cream, store airtight in fridge till then, i made two today!
scoochmaroo (author)  tamaralyn792 years ago
Yes, just keep it in the fridge. You're gonna love it!
jackyOh!2 years ago
so far, so good as it cools out of the oven! I made a double batch to completely fill the larger pie crust. turned the heat up to 350 and baked an extra 15 mins. Will let you know how it turns out!
Great instructions! It was delicious.
Wow, this pie was amazing. Thx 4 sharing this recipe. :-)
Wow, this was a great chocolate pie!

I used it in a test.
It was very nice
kamiana2 years ago
This may be a dumb question, but during this step is the chocolate still in the double boiler, or is this just simply on the stove top, or is it not on heat at all?
HamenChips2 years ago
How much does Heavy Whipping Cream cost?
Love this,tried it.
AWESOME!!
AMAZING!! This was so rich and yummy!!! Unbelievable good and not too difficult to make! Great for a "first time" homemade pie maker!
Made it. it was a little bit too sweet for me, but otherwise very good.


A note to other makers: If you use a small pie crust, don't fill all of it, unless you want a complete chocolate pie. I did that, and later took some of it out and there was a little dip in the middle...

A question to the author:

How do you whip whipping cream in solid (like stable) whipped cream? i whipped it but it was all liquid-ish.
You didn;t whip long or fast enough probably. I have a stand mixer and it takes about 3-5 minutes of whipping to get the nice peaked whipped cream. A hand mixer will work just as well, but it really does take longer than you'd think!
i know what you mean about arms falling off.... i whipped cream using a whisk once and i think i died a little.
lol
InvaderDig3 years ago
Saweeet! (no pun intended) This looks amazing! :)
trailleadr4 years ago
Wow, looks awesome.  Thanks for sharing yet another awesome recipe!  :)
alffly4 years ago
Oh. My. Goodness.

Oh my goodness.

I made this at the weekend to go with Sunday lunch. It was stupidly popular; everyone went back for seconds. Absolutely delicious.

It certainly took longer to cook than in the instructions, though. After 25 minutes the filling was still liquidy. I eventually cooked it for around 55 minutes, and although it was done it never reached the "cracked" stage you describe. I would have cooked it for longer but the top was threatening to burn. Nevertheless, the finished product was still super tasty.
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