Chocolate cream pie is one of my all time favorite pies. I mean what can be bad about chocolate and cream together in a pie. They just go so well together.
This chocolate cream pie recipe is adapted from a Martha Stewart Recipe and it is so good!
I mentioned earlier this year how much I loved Martha Stewart’s Pie Book. Well, I can still say I love this book. I have yet to try a pie recipe out of it that we have not enjoyed. Some of the recipes are a bit complicated, but most of the recipes are simple and classic pies like this chocolate cream pie today.
I have made many chocolate cream pies over the years, and this is my new favorite. In fact, I have made it twice in the last few weeks, and I might just make another one for Thanksgiving. This was really that good.
Chocolate Cream Pie
A classic recipe for chocolate cream pie.
- 1 pre baked pie shell, regular or gluten free
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 4 ounces of chocolate chips
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (optional but really helps it set up)
- 2 tablespoons water (optional, for gelatin)
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
Sprinkle gelatin in water and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk eggs and set aside.
In a saucepan heat milk and chocolate over medium high heat. Whisk constantly until chocolate is melted.
In another pan combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly whisk in milk/chocolate mixture.
Cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens. This takes 4-5 minutes.
Take 1 cup of pudding mixture and stir into egg yolks. Then add that mixture back to the remaining pudding in the pan.
Whisk over medium heat for 1-2 more minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and softened gelatin.
Strain pudding to remove any lumps.
Place pudding in a bowl and cover in plastic wrap. Place wrap directly on pudding so that a thick skin does not form. Let pudding cool and then place in a prebaked pie crust.
Whip together cream and powdered sugar until stiff. This takes 3-5 minutes. Spread over pie and refrigerate until serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
I know of a few that would enjoy this recipe! I have not made a choclate pie in…forever!
Stacy Makes Cents
Yum! Thanks Lynn! My mom loves Chocolate Pie. I’ll have to make this for her this Christmas.
This looks delicious!! Do you have a good recipe for lemon cream pie – not lemon meringue pie. My son loves lemon cream pie but I’ve not found a good recipe for it yet. Thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes with the rest of us!
I am not sure if this is what you are looking for, but we love it. It is an older recipe from my site, so the picture is not great of it, but it is really good!
Made this for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful 🙂 Thank you!
I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!