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Chocolate cream pie recipe

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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You’ll never buy instant pudding or pie filling again after you’ve tried this chocolate cream pie!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 507
Author Cheryl Najafi



  • Add the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt to a medium-sized saucepan (off the heat). Whisk until combined and no lumps of cornstarch remain. Add the egg yolks and whisk until it forms a thick paste.
  • Add milk and whisk until everything is completely dissolved and smooth. Move the saucepan to the stove and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk until liquid thickens and comes to a bubble. Stir continually or it will scorch.
  • Once the mixture boils and the first bubble rises to the surface, reduce heat to low and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute exactly.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate. Stir until completely melted and smooth then add vanilla and butter and stir until all butter is melted and well-incorporated.
  • Pour filling into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure to place the plastic wrap directly in contact with the filling to prevent a skin from forming on the surface. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until cool to the touch.
  • Remove cooled filling from refrigerator and whisk until smooth then spoon into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate until set and top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles if desired.


Add a few sliced strawberries to the top of your pie for a delicious pop of flavor and color!


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g