This is a tradition that we make every holiday and is so delicious! Rich cocoa flavor, deep brown in color, and creamy delicious. Tastes great with homemade whipped cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Chocolate Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar in a 9-inch glass pie dish. Add melted butter and mix together. Press mixture firmly across pie dish and up sides. Set aside.

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  • Combine milk, sugar, eggs, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and mix using an electric mixer until well combined. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

  • Pour filling into crust and immediately cover with plastic wrap. Cool on counter to room temperature. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 52.4g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 80.6mg; sodium 266.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2019
I had really high hopes for this pie- I love that the ingredients are ones that I typically have around the house and that it doesn't require heating up the oven (though it does require using the stovetop). The flavor of this pie is fine- it wasn't SUPER chocolatey and it definitely needed some whipped cream on top. There is no way that the crust would have stayed together without a few minutes in the oven. The texture turned out much closer to a loose chocolate pudding than a normal chocolate pie the slices definitely did not hold their shape when served after a night in the fridge and I definitely followed the recipe for the filling to the letter. Overall I think there are probably far better recipes out there. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2019
I had really high hopes for this pie- I love that the ingredients are ones that I typically have around the house and that it doesn't require heating up the oven (though it does require using the stovetop). The flavor of this pie is fine- it wasn't SUPER chocolatey and it definitely needed some whipped cream on top. There is no way that the crust would have stayed together without a few minutes in the oven. The texture turned out much closer to a loose chocolate pudding than a normal chocolate pie the slices definitely did not hold their shape when served after a night in the fridge and I definitely followed the recipe for the filling to the letter. Overall I think there are probably far better recipes out there. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2020
I was nervous about trying this recipe, based on other review, BUT SO GLAD I DID! This is now the family favorite! I followed the recipe exactly as written, and it was superb! I used my hand mixer to whisk while cooking on stove during the last 5 mins, to keep thoroughly mixed while thickening. Poured into graham cracker pie shell, covered with cling wrap, and let it completely cool before refrigerating. The next day we were astonished by this perfect chocolate dream of a pie! I love the cocoa taste over any other chocolate, mainly due to my mom's southern homemade cooking, but not crazy about regular pie crust. This was fast and easy with the premade Keebler crust, and the best of both worlds. Thank you for the best chocolate recipe I have ever had, made, and shared! Read More
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