Chocolate Cream Pie

What I’m about to say is a trifle embarrassing, and I’m kind of ashamed to admit it….but, I’m not a pie person. Fruit pies that is. Sure, give me a lemon meringue or a Derby pie – and I’m a happy camper. But, I just don’t care for fruit pies. I’m slowly trying to change that, but it’s been a long row to hoe, and while I’ll enjoy a slice of blueberry pie that I’ve made for my fruit-pie-fiending family – I’m just not quite there yet.

I wanted to make something chocolate for Valentine’s Day. But since our dinner is always relatively low-key in the form of a heart-shaped meatloaf, I didn’t want anything too fancy or extravagant. I’ve been wanting to make chocolate cream pie for ages now, so I decided to go with that. Quickly came together, no rolling of crusts or crimping required. Just a simple Oreo crust, with a chocolate custard poured in, then you let it chill most of the day. Took less than 20 minutes to throw together. The custard filling was wonderful – rich and decadent, and not too sweet. Bittersweet chocolate really is the best in my book! Then it’s topped with some fluffy whipped cream right before slicing and serving!

It was one impressive pie, and I’m also to admit by 11 PM on Valentine’s Evening – it was already half gone. And, everyone else only had 1 slice – so you do the math. It also makes a fabulous breakfast! What I’m getting at is that it didn’t last long. This one was so easy I’ll definitely be turning to it again on those days when you want dessert – but don’t want to spend hours doing so. Which, could be me any day of the week! Have a great weekend, everyone.


  1. Posted February 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM | Permalink

    Oh that’s funny, I’m the total opposite – give me a fruit pie any day of the week! Other types of pies don’t hold as much appeal for me, but this one would be a runaway winner with my husband!

  2. Posted February 22, 2013 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

    I’m totally with you – I don’t really like fruit pies either. I always pass on apple pie for pecan or chocolate or really anything else! haha. This one looks delicious!

  3. Posted February 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM | Permalink

    I’m all about the fruit pies, but I think this chocolate pie has them all beat. Gorgeous!

  4. Posted February 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM | Permalink

    That chocolate filling looks so rich and silky!

  5. Posted February 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

    This looks amazing!!! I’m not a fan of pie, either, but I can definitely get behind this chocolate-filled version!

  6. Posted February 22, 2013 at 3:57 PM | Permalink

    Your Chocolate cream pie looks so elegant and decadent. I bet it’s super delicious and nothing less than its look. Don’t feel bad, I’m totally NOT a fruit pie person either. But I definitely will try your chocolate cream pie. I’m crazy about chocolate. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Posted February 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM | Permalink

    Growing up I didn’t like pie, either (though I do now), so my Grandma would always make me one of these chocolate pies! Many folks don’t associate chocolate pie and Thanksgiving (or Christmas), but I do, thanks to my accommodating Grandma!

  8. Posted February 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM | Permalink

    Oooh… yum. I’m def trying this one soon! I adore pie, but not fruit pies. Matter of fact, I don’t like fruit in any dessert (I’m the one who leaves the peaches behind in my bowl when I make peach cobbler!).:)

  9. Charmie
    Posted February 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM | Permalink

    Wow! This looks so decadent! It’s already on my to bake list????

  10. Posted February 23, 2013 at 5:45 PM | Permalink

    Wow, what a gorgeous pie! It is so smooth and silky!

  11. Posted February 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM | Permalink

    This looks so good! I don’t know that I’ve ever made a chocolate silk pie before. Pinned to try soon!

  12. Posted February 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

    This creamy, chocolatey pie just looks heavenly! I love fruity pies for sure, but melt-in-your-mouth delicious chocolate cream pie is right up there!

  13. Jean McDaniel
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 11:27 PM | Permalink

    This is the recipe I use for chocolate pie, but I use a dough pie crust and make merguine with egg whites and sugar. Those egg whites that don’t go in the pie might as well be used. Yum!

  14. Posted November 24, 2013 at 11:08 AM | Permalink

    Your pie looks sooo yummy and silky and sweet(I nicknamed my first granddaughter chocolate cream for that very reason I can’t wait to try this. Chocolate cream pie is MY favorate pie Mmm Mmm GOOD!!!

  15. Posted August 22, 2015 at 10:27 PM | Permalink

    im from australia ,what is half and half

    • Posted August 24, 2015 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

      Carmen, it’s a mixture of half cream – half (full fat) milk.

  16. Posted August 23, 2015 at 12:33 AM | Permalink

    Could I possibly use milk chocolate ? Hubby not a fan of dark chocolate. But either it’s getting made soon ! YUM 🙂

    • Posted August 24, 2015 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

      I think you could, but with the addition of sugar and eggs to make the pudding – it’s not bitter at all. I’m sure he wouldn’t notice a difference! 😉

  17. Tilla Smit
    Posted August 24, 2015 at 6:25 AM | Permalink

    I am from South Africa and have no idea what “half-and-half” is. Please help.

    • Posted August 24, 2015 at 9:22 AM | Permalink

      Tilla, it would be half cream – half (full fat) milk. We like to use it for our coffee, and usually buy it in a carton – but is easy to combine yourself. Good luck!

  18. Michelle
    Posted December 1, 2015 at 12:33 PM | Permalink

    Awesome recipe! I made this for thanksgiving and everyone is asking me to make another. We did have one problem: the cookie crust ended up sticking to our glass dish. My husband did the pressing down of the crumbs with the glass and thinks he might have been too aggressive. I’m thinking maybe we should spray non stick cooking spray on the dish first?

    Any suggestions would be helpful.



    • Posted December 2, 2015 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

      Michelle, I’ve had the same thing happen when I packed it too hard. A little spray would do the trick nicely!

      • Michelle
        Posted December 6, 2015 at 12:06 PM | Permalink

        Thanks Laura, I’ll try this again with the spray 🙂

  19. Mary
    Posted December 26, 2015 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    How much sugar is mixed to the cornstarch?

    • Posted January 11, 2016 at 2:41 PM | Permalink

      1/3 cup – 3 Tbsp…you do the math. Probably around 3 Tbsp.

  20. Nina
    Posted March 17, 2017 at 2:47 AM | Permalink

    Your pie was yummy! A bit on the time consuming time-wise but well worth it.
    I gotta say though…..I ADORE fruit pies, personally there isn’t anything much better……just saying

  21. Eileen
    Posted November 24, 2017 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    Hi, I made this for Thanksgiving and I goofed somewhere because the filling was runny. I used all 3 chocolates, one of them didn’t melt and the filling did not thicken. Last time I made this, I melted the chocolate first in a double boiler. What did I do wrong? Maybe not enough cornstarch?

    • Posted January 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

      Mayyyybe more cornstarch. Or maybe should have cooked a little longer on the stove? It gets really thick before pouring it into shell. Or maybe trying a different brand of chocolate for the one that didn’t melt. Best of luck, sorry it didn’t turn out so well this time!

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