Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie


WOW! We are picky! Hubby and I just got back from vacation and he loved the chocolate pie at dinner one evening. I tried some recipes and they turned out with a brownie texture, tried others and they were basically perked up pudding…But this recipe was IT! (Even better than the restaurant’s!!! I made a homemade crust, doubled the vanilla and instead of a 12 ounce can of evap milk, I used 10 ounces. –(2) 5 ounce cans, used granulated sugar which quickly dissolved. Not runny or grainy or lumpy. 170 pound hubby ate 1 1/4 pies in 24 hour time span! LOL

Get ready for a delightful treat with my Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie! This pie always steals the show at holiday gatherings, and the best part is, it’s super easy to make. Let’s get started

It’s simple and most tasty. Often used during the 50’s and 60’s it was a very simple dessert. Mom, of course, made her own pie crust back in those days, now we buy frozen….



½ cup cocoa
½ cup flour or ¼ cup cornstarch
3 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1 pre-baked pie crust



In a pot on your stovetop, mix together the cocoa, flour or cornstarch, beaten egg yolks, sugar, and salt.
Gradually add the milk while stirring the mixture over medium-high heat.
Keep stirring until it thickens like pudding. This may take around 10 minutes, so be patient and keep whisking. A heavy-bottomed pan works best for this.
Once it’s thickened, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and butter.
Pour the mixture into a pre-baked pie shell.
Place the pie in the fridge to chill.
If desired, top it off with whipped cream or use the leftover egg whites for a meringue topping!

Recipe Notes:

This is an old-fashioned pudding-style pie, so there’s no need to bake or freeze it. The thickening happens while you cook it.
If you prefer a gluten-free option, cornstarch works perfectly.
If you’re making a deep-dish pie, you may want to double the recipe to fill it to the top. Feel free to experiment and use your own discretion!
🥧🍫 Get ready to indulge in this luscious cocoa cream pie. Your taste buds will thank you! Enjoy and savor every creamy bite. Happy baking! 😋🍽️

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