Creamy and luscious beyond belief, this is the ultimate old-fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! Whether you make your own crust or take it easy with a store-bought one, the rich filling and fluffy whipped cream on top will make this a dessert worth repeating.
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Chocolate Cream Pie

Creamy and luscious beyond belief, this is the ultimate old-fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie recipe! Whether you make your own crust or take it easy with a store-bought one, the rich filling and fluffy whipped cream on top will make this a dessert worth repeating.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling Time6 hrs
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 912kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

  • 1 layer pie crust
  • 1 ounce chocolate, melted

Chocolate Custard

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, chilled and cubed
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°. Place pie crust in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 20 minutes; let cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave in 30-second intervals. When the crust is cool, pour the chocolate over it and spread it out to cover the entire bottom. Allow the chocolate to cool completely.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add egg yolks, milk, and cream and whisk until combined.
  • Set the saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Whisk occasionally until the mixture begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Cook 2-3 minutes more, whisking constantly, until bubbles start to form and the mixture is very thick.
  • Remove pan from heat and whisk in vanilla. Add butter and chopped chocolate in small batches, whisking until melted and smooth.
  • Place a sieve over a medium bowl and strain the custard, pressing it through with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing plastic onto the surface; refrigerate until set, about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove plastic wrap from custard and stir until smooth. Spoon mixture into cooled crust and smooth surface with a spatula.

Whipped Cream

  • In a large bowl, whisk cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of filling, forming a dome.
  • Using a peeler, shave some of the dark chocolate onto the top of the pie. Chill 3 to4 hours until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 912kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 358mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 2070IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 4.1mg