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Chocolate Cream Pie or Chocolate Pudding Pie will tantalize your taste buds with a rich chocolate pudding in a pastry crust topped with whipped cream! 

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Cream Pie

My family loves pudding. So it’s not a big jump to assume that they are fans of cream pies, especially a chocolate cream pie. Cream pies are essentially homemade pudding piled into a pie crust and topped with whipped cream.

When I married Bill, I knew he had certain food standards. For example no instant pudding, but the box labeled cook and serve was quite acceptable. Quite the gourmet, wouldn’t you say?

Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie

His first born (and mine) loved pudding cups when he was a wee one. In fact, one night his uncle was baby sitting or maybe being held captive by a toddler would be phrasing it more accurately. No diaper changing was allowed, just play time. And “puddy.”

Well past his bedtime, little Tommy starting slapping both hands on the fridge, chanting, “puddy, puddy, puddy.” Of course, his doting uncle gave in without much of a fight, and Bill and I returned home to see the little night owl with a tell tale chocolate mustache.

So, as you can imagine, there was no complaining when this chocolate cream pie AKA chocolate pudding pie was part of our Thanksgiving meal. Quizzing the family on whether this was better than the previously posted Chocolate Satin Pie or our old standby, French Silk Pie, I was told there was no way to compare. They were all good.

I’ll get a better hold on their rankings when Christmas rolls around and I find out which one they request. Just know you won’t go wrong with any of the three.

Note: I used a deep dish pie plate and my pie could have used more filling. I’d recommend a standard sized pie plate for this recipe.

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Chocolate Cream Pie - a buttery pastry crust, creamy chocolate filling and whipped cream topping for a divine dessert!

Chocolate Cream Pie

A buttery pastry crust, creamy chocolate filling and whipped cream topping for a divine dessert!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Pie
  • Method: Baking, Boiling
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 9-inch pie crust of your choice

Topping:

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Whisk the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt together in a a medium saucepan. Whisk in egg yolks till well combined. Slowly whisk in milk, then cream, and continue to whisk and cook over medium high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, cook and stir for one more minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Whisk till smooth. Add rum and vanilla. Let rest about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then pour into baked pie crust.
  3. Chill till cold, at least two hours.
  4. Beat together topping ingredients till mixture comes to firm peaks. Pile onto middle of pie or use a star tip and pipe whipped cream over top of pie. Garnish as desired with berries or chocolate curls.

Notes

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Total time does not include chilling time.

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31 comments on “Chocolate Cream Pie”

  1. This looks delish – I would welcome its appearance on my yable. Hope you had a great Xmas Liz.

  2. You have so many wonderful chocolate pies in your collection Liz. This one looks like another winner. You’re making it impossible to narrow a favorite down 🙂

  3. I hope you had a great Christmas Liz and that Santa left you lots of yummy chocolate to bake with:@)

  4. Looks delicious, and beautifully presented as well. Hope you had an amazing Christmas Liz x

  5. wow! i need to try it .

  6. If the B-i-L is in town, we have to have some sort of a chocolate pudding pie (which is sometimes, in a pinch, the boxed stuff thrown in a pie shell with a bit of cool whip!) :)Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  7. Just delicious, Liz! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Lovely cream pie, Liz. The chocolate/raspberry combo is a winner. I think the uncle had a good babysitting strategy. I’m not above making one of these and using it to bribe my sister’s monsters – though I shall be sure to wipe away the telltale moustaches. 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely festive season and wishing you a Happy New Year.

  9. Liz, I’d have to do a side-by-side tasting to be sure, but I think I’d call it a tie between these three pies!

  10. Ha! My mother used to serve us instant pudding. LOL. Yours looks so much more appetizing.

  11. That is so cute! Gotta have some puddy with uncle.

    My other half is a full-on chocolate addict. If he sees this, he will be in the kitchen making it right away. (If he does I will send you a pic!)

  12. A chocolate cream pie that is good for any time of the year. This recipe hits the spot for my sweet tooth.

  13. Chocolate cream pie was a favorite with my little one too. I thought it would be cute to let him feed himself and afterward thought it would have been easier to have a new child than to clean that one up.

    Your pie looks wonderful and I’d go at it with gusto.

  14. I would love a piece of this chocolate cream pie! Also one of my favorite desserts 😀

  15. Such a pretty pie! I’m tempted to make all three for a taste test ;).

  16. Such a tempting pie, the chocolate looks smooth as silk 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  17. Dear Lizzy! Just delicious! Hope you had a lovely and nice Christmas!!

  18. Wonderfully sinfully rich and delicious!

  19. This chocolate cream pie looks divine and sounds so delicious! It would be hard for me to choose a favorite between all those chocolate pies too 🙂 Hope everyone loved whichever one you made on Christmas 🙂

  20. Another fantasticly decadent pie from Lizzy! This chocolate filling has me smiling and I’d love a slice now!:)

  21. I can see why this was a Thanksgiving favourite. Love how you clarified that Bill’s firstborn is also your firstborn! xx

  22. Such a cute story! Wouldn’t be surprised to read everyone is still slapping the refrigerator demanding Chocolate Cream Pie!

  23. Lizzy,
    I love that this recipe doesn’t use Cool Whip. Pinned.
    Annamaria

  24. I think we must put them all side by side and do a proper test. However if I had to choose one it would be whatever is in front of me!

  25. Looks like a pretty darn delicious pie. 🙂 Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

  26. So delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  27. mmmmmm I loooove chocolate cream pie *sigh of happiness*

  28. We love chocolate pie and this one looks delicious!

  29. wowwwwww…there’s nothing more to say on this gorgeous chocolate pie, all i got to do now is to watch the picture and drool and later work in this recipe 😀

  30. Nice recipe you’ve added.

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