Microwave Chocolate Pie


This easy microwave chocolate pie has a thick chocolate filling and an oven-browned meringue topping. It's delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups milk

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large eggs, separated, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe dish until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Microwave on high until thick, 5 to 8 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  3. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl. Pour a small amount hot chocolate mixture into the bowl, whisking quickly to avoid scrambling the eggs. Pour mixture back into the microwave-safe dish and whisk until incorporated. Microwave on high until thickened, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, stirring freqeuntly.

  4. Remove from the microwave; stir in butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour mixture into pie crust.

  5. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually mix in remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until stiff peaks form. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread meringue over pie filling; cover the edges of the pie with aluminum foil.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
11g Fat
45g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* 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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