Chocolate cream pie is the ultimate dessert. It's rich, chocolaty, and super dense. It's a must have at every holiday and family get together. I'm pretty sure my sister and I could not live without.

Also known as:
The Greatest Pie in the Cosmos,
The Only Reason I Like Christmas,
The Happy-Maker,
Chocolate Overdose,
Pudding Pie.

My grandmother was the original maker, and now my mom carries on the tradition. I think I'll be bringing it everywhere now that I've got this documented. Thank you mom! :D

The crust is prebaked and then the filling is made, poured into the pie and refrigerated. The filling can also be used as a stand-alone pudding. Just increase the amount of milk to 2 1/4 cups!

Step 1: Ingredients!

You will need:
  • ready made pie crust or crust of your choice!
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 tbsp Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk (we use 2%, my Gran used whole) (2011 Christmas update: vanilla soy milk is better than both of those. It yields a more gelatinous and cocoa-y pie)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • pie pan
  • saucepan
  • nonstick stirring utensils
  • whisk
  • wax paper
<p>Turned out just awesome! Made it for Thanksgiving but had to have a taste :)</p>
I assume you make the whipped cream yourself from heavy whipping cream. How much does it take to cover the pie?
Hah! We actually didn't. This pie is perfect for the kind out of the can. I'd say you could get enough to cover it by using 3/4 cup of whipping cream, though. :D
one word....WOW
i tried it was awesome
Yay! Glad you liked it. :D
ive seen this other recipe 4 cake where all the ingredients were put in a coffe mug and baked in a microwave ..............would that work here
I don't think so - considering it's so much about the amount you stir and having the right temperatures at the right time, it'd probably get really icky. :P
Oh Man! You're soooooo on! This is uuber-close to my grandma's chocolate-pudding pie, but ours is far more structurally sound! >> coming soon!
Is the crust made of concrete and rebar? :O
. Chicken and dumplin's, chocolate pie, biscuits 'n' gravy, ... if you can make a pecan pie, I'd like to propose. :)
I expect a proposal pretty soon, good sir. I'm making a super awesome pecan pie today!
. Woot! I'm going shopping for a ring this PM. ;) . I saw the iBle and it's great.
hey don't waste the egg whites. Whisk them up to a thick merigue add a little sugar as you whisk, then spread it all over whack it back in the oven to brown and voila!! chocolate meringue yummy pie!
My mom and I actually really hate meringue, hence not using the whites for that. But it will certainly work for other people! :D
This looks scrumptious Jessy! I will have to try it soon.
Would you send me a piece. LOL.:)
I know what I'm having this weekend....
Now why would anyone in their right mind eat this only at family get-togethers and holidays?! *dies in awe*
make it every weekend!
I made it. It tasted good, the texture was bizarre though... I had to resort to using 1%, so I assume thats what made it into the jellyish elastic mess that it is. Tastes great though. Thanks for the recipie!
i bowed to you and hit my head on my monitor. i kill for choc cream pie.
You are an evil, evil, EVIL woman. I really like that about you!
Must it be Hershey cocoa powder or can it be just normal no name?
As long as it's good quality, it shouldn't be an issue. It's just that my Gran used Hershey's, and so my mom does as well, as will I. :)
Ah, I see. I will make this ol' pie tonight! I will let you know how it works out. Thanks!
cocoa powder is cocoa powder, however i personally prefer Hershey products, and it seemd the atuhor does too...
ahhh, pie. (Hippies saying "dude" and zen music playing) :P
Yum, that looks amazing!
Please to mail.

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