Monday, June 15, 2020

Chocolate Cream Pie

The recipe for this pie came from Good Cheap Eats. 

I used a frozen pie crust this time, mostly because I realized when I made the custard pie that the one pie pan that I own was too shallow.


Cooking the chocolate filling on the stove totally reminded me of waaaay back kid-time when I used to make Jello chocolate pudding. 

I used to love making that pudding. I remember that you're supposed to cover the top to avoid a skin from forming, but I never did that because the skin was my favorite part. So nostalgic, that memory. 

Anyway, back to this pie. How did it taste? AWESOME!



  • 1 batch single pie crust
  • 12 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream


  • Preheat the oven to 375 ° Prepare the pie crust according to recipe directions. Pat into the pan. Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with beans. Bake until edges begin to color, about 15 minutes. Remove paper and weights and continue baking until golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Whisk in the milk, stirring well. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until mixture begins to thicken, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Whisk in the chocolate chips and vanilla until well blended. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  • Pour cooled mixture into baked and cooled pie shell. Cool to room temperature and then chill for several hours.
  • Prior to serving, whip the cream and the remaining tablespoon of sugar in a medium bowl until soft peaks are formed. Serve with pie.


K and S said...

looks so good!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Ooooh. You made it from scratch! I am so impressed!

Susan said...

Mmm, chocolate!

Anonymous said...

Looks so good! I get fat just by looking at all your food pics. Yummy!


Anonymous said...

wait, what beans???

can you tell I don't bake? LOL

jalna said...

Kat, so much filling . . . totally wouldn't have fit in my pie pan.

Aunty, just gotta throw the ingredients together and keep stirring.

Susan, veeeeery chocolate-y!

Izsmom, me too!

V, LOL. I didn't do the beans part, but my crust did puff up on the bottom. I smashed it back down and threw it back into the oven for a little bit longer, and that did the trick.

Chet Colson said...

Nothing fancy, but hits da spot. Love whipped cream on pies.

jalna said...

Chet, exactly!

DNakamaru said...

This reminds me of my small kid time, when my Mom used to make us the Jello Pudding on the stove and I remember eating the skin too! Oh the memories...

Thanks for reminding me.

Kay said...

Oh my goooosh! I LOVE chocolate pies. I loved the skin of chocolate pudding the best too. Well, I still do.

jalna said...

Dean, awwwww, welcome!

Kay, try make!!!