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Fudgy Chocolate Cream Pie

"This recipe is a family favorite because it is so fudgy and rich-tasting, and at the same time it is also very easy to make."
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4 h 45 m servings 315 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)


  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 47g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt and whisk to combine. In a medium bowl, whisk milk and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Boil and stir for one minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate, butter, and vanilla. Stir until melted.
  3. Pour into pie shell. Place plastic wrap over filling to prevent skin from forming and chill for several hours. Top with meringue or whipped cream and chocolate curls if so desired.


  • Editor's Note:
  • To top this pie with meringue, make the Unbaked Meringue recipe. Spread the meringue over the still-warm chocolate filling. You can either chill the pie, keeping the meringue white, or you may bake in a 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven until the peaks of the meringue start to turn brown, about 5 minutes. Allow pie to cool completely; chill before serving.

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  1. 296 Ratings

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This was excellent! I added extra 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/2 c. milk to make enough to fill pie. Another reviewer said it was very thick. So by using just a bit more cornstarch and extra milk it ...

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This pie was a little too sweet for me. Not what I expected at all. My family agreed it was just "okay". I think it's just personal taste as we are used to the pudding and pie filling flavor ...

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This was excellent! I added extra 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/2 c. milk to make enough to fill pie. Another reviewer said it was very thick. So by using just a bit more cornstarch and extra milk it ...

I made the pie according to the directions, but did also increase the corn starch by 2 tsp. and the milk by 1/2 cup, as several cooks suggested. The quantity that resulted was the perfect amount...

I had not made a chocolate pie for years. I do make instant chocolate pudding once in a while, but forget the instant stuff now!! This recipe was smooth, firm and very choclate-y! It thickens...

I made this pie several years ago and my guests have requested again this Christmas! It is rich and chocolaty. One reviewer said it didn't set, that's because she didn't cook it enough (a full...

Wow, this was amazing. My husband loves chocolate cream pie and the only kind I have ever made is the pudding-in-the-box kind. He said this was the best chocolate pie he has ever had. It turned ...

This is my one and only Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe. Family and friends rave about this and describe it as "chocolate decadence". I double the ingredients to make a really thick, full pie. Make s...

This chocolate pie tasted heavenly! I don't know what it is "different" about this recipe, compared to the old fashioned chocolate cream pie that I usually make, but this was more fudge-like. ...

I will look no further for a chocolate cream pie recipe. The chocolate flavor of this pie is phenomenal! Fudgy and rich, and holds up very nicely. I accidentally added too much milk the first...

This pie was easy to make and set up nicely. It "turned out" which can sometimes be a problem with this kind of pie, so I was happy with that. The flavor was quite good. I personally did not li...