October 19, 2023Review Recipe
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Insanely creamy and ridiculously easy to make, this rich chocolate pie is a delightful treat to whip up anytime you have a craving. A buttery pie crust is filled with a fluffy pudding filling for this dreamy chocolatey treat.
Chocolate Pie Ingredients
Each bite of this chocolate pie is a perfect mix of creamy filling, smooth chocolate, and a bit of crunch from the crust.
With a rich, creamy chocolate filling and a flaky, buttery crust, it’s no surprise that it’s a favorite among dessert lovers.
Substitutions And Additions
PUDDING: Use your favorite type of creamy chocolate pudding mix for this homemade chocolate pie recipe.
If the pudding is cooked, be sure that it is cooled completely before mixing it into the whipped cream so that it doesn’t melt.
TOPPING: You can top the pie with chocolate curls, chocolate shavings, chocolate chips, or sprinkles.
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate would be equally yummy. To make shaved chocolate, use a vegetable peeler to grate it from a chocolate bar.
CRUST: An Oreo cookie crust, regular chocolate cookie crust, or graham cracker crust is also delicious with this easy chocolate pie.
If you want to use the traditional pie crust listed in the ingredients, you can either use a store-bought crust or a homemade pie crust recipe.
MILK: Any milk will work fine, but we find whole milk will make this pie extra creamy.
How To Make This Chocolate Pie Recipe
Let’s walk through the easy steps to assembling this decadent and delicious chocolate pie, from the crust to the chocolate pudding filling.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Whether you are using store-bought or your own crust, make sure it is baked first.
STEP ONE: Prepare the pudding according to the package instructions. For a cook-and-serve pudding, bring pudding mix and milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. For instant pudding, whisk together the pudding mix and milk until the pudding is thickened.
STEP TWO: Fold 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pudding and milk mixture until thoroughly combined.
STEP THREE: Spoon the pudding mixture into the prepared pie crust and spread evenly. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours.
If you are using a store-bought pie crust and it is in a foil pie plate, we’d recommend placing that inside a glass pie dish for added stability.
STEP FOUR: Slice and serve with additional whipped cream.
Freezing this chocolate pudding pie helps it set more quickly and slice cleanly.
How To Serve
Chocolate lovers will never say no to a piece of this delicious pie at dessert time. The chocolate flavor is over-the-top decadent, and the buttery pie crust is a classic choice.
To add even more chocolate goodness, serve with a mug of whipped hot chocolate to wash it down.
Let’s have a quick look at how to store this decadent pie so that you can enjoy the leftovers later.
IN THE FRIDGE: Keep leftovers of this no-bake pie in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, covered in plastic wrap.
IN THE FREEZER: Store in the freezer for up to a month, well-wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.
The creamy chocolate pie filling is out-of-this-world amazing. This pie is perfect for a special occasion or to satisfy a sweet tooth. It’s so easy to make that you really don’t need a reason to add it to your dessert menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
This easy chocolate pie can be frozen, well-wrapped, for up to a month.
Old fashioned chocolate pie recipe tastes excellent with sprinkles, chocolate shavings, chocolate chips, whipped cream, or even toffee bits.
Instead of the chocolate pudding filling, you could use any flavor of pudding you’d like. Customize it however you like, including butterscotch, vanilla, or strawberry flavor.
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- Prepare pudding according to package instructions. For cook and serve pudding, bring pudding mix and milk to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature. For instant pudding, whisk together pudding mix and milk until pudding is thickened.
- Fold 1 cup of whipped cream into the pudding mixture until thoroughly combined.
- Spoon pudding mixture into baked pie crust and spread evenly. Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 3 hours.
- Slice and serve with additional whipped cream.
- Whether you are using store-bought or your own crust, make sure it is baked first.
- If you are using a store-bought pie crust and it is in a foil pie plate, we’d recommend placing that inside a glass pie dish for added stability.
- Freezing this chocolate pudding pie helps it set more quickly and slice cleanly.