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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 2: Prep

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If using a store-bought crust, pre bake crust according to directions.

If using my pie crust recipe, prick the crust a bunch of times with a fork to prevent it from getting all poofy.  Line with foil and weights (I used lag bolts again) and bake crust at 375oF (190oC)for 20 minutes.

Remove the foil and weights and bake another 8-10 minutes until golden.


Reduce your oven temp to 325oF (160oC) for the impending pie.



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.

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DanB261 month ago

I just made it today and I'm looking forward to surprising the wife for her birthday! This is my first pie ever, really excited! I made one chocolate and the other was peanut butter chocolate. I took a gamble and made 2 pies at the same time, had to bake them a bit longer to make sure they were complete. Hope they both came out ok!

If I may suggest, I felt like I was a bit frantic (probably because it was my first pie and I was making 2 at the same time) making the filling while melting the chocolate... maybe an order of operations would be helpful! As far as when to make the whipped cream, (I figured out that you can just refrigerate the finished cream) maybe include that you can put it in the fridge for those that don't know better. Other than that it was very simple to follow and you were right, after smelling it while it was cooling, that is for sure the hardest part!

scoochmaroo (author)  DanB261 month ago
You are man after my own heart. Why take on one daunting project when you can double it! I'm super excited to hear how the peanut butter one comes out. Did you do it as a layer or mixed in with the chocolate? I may have to make a new pie based on this inspiration! Great tips for newbie bakers :D
It turned out really good! I was very happy with the results. The peanut butter chocolate actually came out better looking (formation wise) but both pies were delicious! As far as how, i didnt layer it, im not fancy enough haha. I mixed in reese peanut butter chips with the milk chocolate. I think the peanut butter made the filling form a bit better, made a more solid pie. Great recipe, will make it again for sure! Thanks scooch!!
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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bigpinecone4 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)  Biohazard11945 years ago
Now that is an endorsement!
DanB261 month ago
TamaraK2 made it!2 months ago
This was so delicious!! I will never make another box pie again!!
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CarolineS44 months ago

If i put the whipped cream on the pie and then put back into the fridge for about six hours, will the whipped cream melt or loose its shape because that's what happened with a different recipe I made. That pie was a pudding pie so I'm not sure if that made a difference. Please reply as soon as possible. Thanks!!

I really thought there was no way a recipe could be this simple and still be delicious. I made this today on a whim and couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

My daughter and I made this last year for Christmas and it was the best pie ever!! I don't even like most pies and I LOVE this! We were talking about making it again this year and I panicked because I couldn't find the recipe. I have been searching chocolate pies all day and FINALLY I found it! I will not lose this again because it is so so good!

canida8 months ago

I just made a version of this pie with the following substitutions:

1) pecan nut crust (we're doing paleo-ish for Thanksgiving)

2) 10oz bittersweet (60%) Guittard chips

It was amazing, and the first dessert to disappear at Thanksgiving this year. (This is why I don't have a picture to share.) Thanks for the recipe!

VictorL48 months ago

These instructions are incomplete. You don't say when to add the eggs, which is very important for novice cooks.

austintg VictorL48 months ago

Beat together the three eggs, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 cup of sugar with an electric mixer, until fluffy - about 5 minutes

austintg8 months ago

My dad and aunt aren't in to pies, and have never liked a chocolate pie until this one, they said it was the best they've ever had! And I absolutely agree with them, this was an awesome first pie to make. Thanks!

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BrokenAngel798 months ago

Great pie. I've made it with the oreo cookie crust. Chocolate nirvana.

mdavis811 year ago
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mdavis811 year ago
great stuff love this recipe they make great tarts as well
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134cool11 year 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)  134cool11 year 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

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.

Gintzy1 year 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!
Natalina1 year ago
looks delicious!
DIY93931 year ago
Wow looks so good!
SweetMeets1 year 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 1 year ago
awesome sauce
no'quinn12 years 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. :)
HollyMann2 years ago
Looks amazing!
tsubasako3 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!!
CamoBedding3 years ago
This looks so delicious.
beck_tn3 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_tn3 years ago
Woohoo! Glad to hear it all went well for you :D
tamaralyn793 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)  tamaralyn793 years ago
Yes, just keep it in the fridge. You're gonna love it!
jackyOh!3 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!
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