The World's Best Chocolate Pie

Chocolate pie
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Chill Time: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 34 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 pie
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
676 Calories
42g Fat
66g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 676
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 362mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet, creamy, and chocolatey, this recipe is for an amazingly luscious and decadent chocolate pie. The prepared pie shell is filled up with a chocolate filling that's made extra tasty by using squares of baker's chocolate and then topped with a homemade whipped cream topping. And...the pie is then sprinkled with Hershey's cocoa mix for the ultimate world's best chocolate pie.

Grab a slice, take a bite, and indulge yourself with this delicious pie. It will be a big hit for your family, at a party, or potluck. This pie is a refreshingly cool dessert for hot summer days, too.  


For the Pie:

  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups milk, divided

  • 3 large egg yolks, slightly beaten

  • 4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Hershey's cocoa

Steps to Make It

To Make the Pie

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Blend the sugar, cornstarch, flour, salt, and 1 cup of milk together with a wire whisk.

  3. Whisk in the remaining 2 cups of milk.

  4. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 9 minutes, until the mixture thickens, stirring it constantly.

  5. Remove from the heat and whisk in the egg yolks.

  6. Return to medium heat and cook, stirring the mixture constantly for 2 to 3 minutes more.

  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate squares, butter, and the vanilla. Stir until smooth and all the chocolate is melted.

  8. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into graham cracker pie and shell refrigerate for 4 hours.

Make the Topping

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form.

  3. Add the sugar slowly and beat until stiff peaks form.

  4. Spread onto the cooled pie.

  5. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of Hershey’s cocoa and serve.

Recipe Variations

How to Store

  • Chocolate pie can be kept in the refrigerator for three to four days. Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.