Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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Jill Published: May 13, 2021 Modified: September 22, 2021
Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate lovers will definitely drool over this cream pie. It has a buttery cookie crust, a rich chocolate filling, and a fluffy whipped cream topping.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 30 minutes



For Crust:

  • 28nabisco chocolate wafers,(or 1½ cups finely crushed crumbs)
  • cupsugar
  • 4tbspunsalted butter,softened
  • cupsugar

For Filling:

  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • ½tspsalt
  • 4largeegg yolks
  • 3cupswhole milk
  • 5ozbittersweet chocolate
  • 2ozchocolate,unsweetened
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Topping:

  • 1cupheavy whipping cream,chilled
  • 1tbspsugar
  • 1ozbittersweet chocolate,grated or shaved


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Combine the chocolate wafers, sugar and butter in bowl of food processor fitted with the blade attachment and pulse until the cookies are finely crushed. Press the mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan (spread some of the crumbs up the sides first, making the crust just shy of ¼-inch thick, then press the remaining crumbs onto the bottom; use a the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to even out, if you like).

  3. Bake for 10 minutes until crisp.

  4. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Whisk gently until combined.

  5. In a bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the milk and egg yolks. Add the milk mixture to the saucepan in a slow and steady stream, whisking until the mixture is smooth.

  6. Cook over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, whisking frequently, until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken. Immediately turn the heat down to a simmer and cook — whisking constantly, especially around the edges — for one more minute until thick.

  7. Off the heat, immediately add the chopped chocolate, butter and vanilla extract; whisk until evenly combined.

  8. Pour the filling into the crust and smooth the top. Press a piece of saran wrap directly over surface of the filling to prevent a film from forming; chill in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.

  9. (Up to 3 hours before serving) Place the heavy cream in chilled mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip on medium-low speed until the whisk or beaters begin to leave tracks in the cream.

  10. Add sugar and whip until the cream holds medium, silky peaks. Go slowly towards the end; if it gets grainy or curdled, then it’s gone too far.

  11. Spread the whipped cream over the filling, leaving some of the chocolate filling showing around the edges. Sprinkle with the grated chocolate and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Calories: 486.99kcal
  • Fat: 29.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.35g
  • Fiber: 1.94g
  • Sugar: 44.31g
  • Protein: 6.01g
  • Cholesterol: 132.36mg
  • Sodium: 261.47mg
  • Calcium: 121.86mg
  • Potassium: 243.16mg
  • Iron: 1.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 216.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.14mg
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