This pie is demanded from my family for every holiday. I found the recipe online back in the late 90's. To many disappointed family members' dismay, I temporarily lost my handwritten copy after moving, I couldn't find online, and I wasn't able to make it for one holiday. I'm adding it here so I will always have it. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch, gelatin, and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened, 7 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

  • Beat eggs yolks and vanilla extract in a bowl. Slowly whisk in a small amount of the hot milk mixture. Slowly pour mixture back into the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until custard is very thick, about 2 minutes. Do not let boil. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in chocolate until melted. Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust and chill for 2 hours.

  • Combine heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat using an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Pipe onto the chilled pie.

Nutrition Facts

492 calories; 29.4 g total fat; 149 mg cholesterol; 285 mg sodium. 52.9 g carbohydrates; 7.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
I made half this recipe just for my husband and I. This is such an easy recipe, with great chocolate flavor. If you make this, it won't last long. Read More