Chocolate Cream Pie


This chocolate cream pie recipe is an old family recipe my grandmother used to make me when I was a little boy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked

  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl until creamy; mix in cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt until well blended. Gently stir in milk.

  2. Pour mixture into a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla extract. Set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Pour mixture into pastry shell; chill pie in the refrigerator until set, 2 to 4 hours. Garnish with whipped topping.

    close up view of a slice of Chocolate Cream Pie on a white plate
    Sue Garzone

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
13g Fat
58g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 248mg 5%

* 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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