Chocolate Cream Pie

Friday, October 11, 2013
Chocolate Cream Pie recipe from scratch is a favorite dessert recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

I have a sweet spot for all things chocolate and that definitely includes Chocolate Cream Pie. 

There just something about rich chocolate pudding, pie crust and lightly sweetened whipped cream or  coconut cream (for a dairy free option) that makes me swoon. 

With the holidays quickly approaching I thought it was a good time to update the photo for the recipe and test out a dairy free option with Unsweetend Coconut Milk.

This pie didn't last long in our house.

 I'm not sure Colt even let the kids have a piece but I'm glad he snapped an updated shot before devouring what was left.

*Originally Shared 03/01/2012*

Is there anything better then Chocolate Cream Pie in life? 

I am a pie kind of girl, there is no denying that! AppleBanana Cream Pie,  Pumpkin Pie and don't let me forget Key Lime! I love them all! 

We where having company over so it was a perfect excuse to indulge in a chocolate and a banana cream pie, after all if you make one you have a second pie crust laying around waiting to be used, so you might as well make two! 

If you have never made Chocolate Cream Pie from scratch I promise it is easy and super worth it! 
Just thinking about it makes me want to go make another two pies, after all we did share with our company. 

Then there's the fork marks left in the pies from someones late night snacking binge. I really need to get an alarm on the fridge to keep my husband away.

I think both pies lasted less then 12 hours but well worth it!


Line a 9" pie pan with dough. I have multiple Pie Crust recipes and love them all. You can use Flaky Pie Crust, Sour Cream Pie Crust, or Gluten Free Pie Crust with a Dairy Free Option

Flute the edge and poke  all over with a fork including the sides to prevent bubbles.

Line Fluted Pie with foil.

Line with heavy foil being careful not to cover the edge.

Baked Lined Pie Crust for Chocolate Cream Pie

Place into a 450 degree preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes until crust is set and no longer dough.

Remove foil finish baking pie shell.

Remove foil and bake another 6-10 minutes until light brown. Watch carefully to make sure crust doesn't burn.

Mix together in pan flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt for Chocolate Cream Pie Filling.

Mix together in a large sauce pan: 
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Slowly stir Milk into cocoa mixture for Chocolate Cream Pie.

Slowly drizzle in 3 cups Milk or Coconut Milk while stirring over medium heat. 

Continue to stir until thickened and bubbly. 

Make sure to be stirring around the edges well during this time to prevent burning. Remove chocolate mixture from heat.

3 Egg Yolks for Chocolate Cream Pie.

Whisk 3 whole Egg Yolks.

Whisk Chocolate Pudding mixture into Egg Yolks to make Chocolate Cream Pie.

Whisk 1/2 cup chocolate mixture into the eggs until 2 cups of chocolate mixture has been added. Whisk well between each addition.

Mix tempered egg mixture back into Chocolate Pudding for Chocolate Cream Pie.

Add egg/chocolate mixture back to the chocolate mixture in the pan and return to medium heat. 

Continue to stir until mixture bubbles. 

  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (omit butter for dairy free)
Stir well and remove from heat.

Chocolate Cream Pie recipe in a Flaky Pie Crust is a favorite Cream Pie. A must for the Thanksgiving dessert table or Christmas from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Pour into prepared pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and cool in the fridge for at least 5 hours.

Chocolate Creamy Pie recipe is a flaky pie shell filled with creamy Chocolate Pudding from scratch. A favorite dessert recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

Serve with whip cream or whipped coconut cream. Try to keep other peoples grubby hands out of your pie! :) 

(Good Luck on that one, it doesn't work so well in my house!)

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate Creamy Pie recipe is a flaky pie shell filled with creamy Chocolate Pudding from scratch.
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prep time: 20 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 50 M


Chocolate Cream Filling
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Whole Milk Or Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 3 whole Egg Yolks
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (For Dairy Free Option Omit)


How to cook Chocolate Cream Pie

Pie Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Shape pie dough, and place into a 9" pie pan. Crimp edge. Use a fork to prick the bottom, and sides of the pie crust. Line with tin foil. Pressing against the bottom, and sides of the crust, all the way to the crimp edge. Do not cover edge. Roll any excess foil inwards to leave the edge exposed.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the crust is set.
  4. Remove foil and bake another 6-10 minutes until crust is golden brown, watch carefully.
Chocolate Cream Pie Filling
  1. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt into a medium/large sauce pan. Stir until lump free.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the milk while stirring over medium heat. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens, and is bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Make sure to stir around the edges well. Remove from heat.
  4. Whisk egg yolks. Take 1/2 cup chocolate mixture, and whisk continually while adding to the egg yolks. Continue to add chocolate mixture, until a total of 2 cups chocolate mixture has been added.
  5. Add egg mixture back into the chocolate mixture, and return to medium heat stirring continually, until mixture starts to bubble. About 2 minutes, and remove from heat.
  6. Add vanilla, and butter (if using), stir until fully combined.
  7. Pour chocolate pudding mixture into the pre-baked pie crust.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving.
  9. Top with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream, before serving.
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Chocolate Cream Pie with a Dairy Free Option from scratch is a favorite dessert recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.


  1. Oh my! The 1st thing I saw went I switched on PC is these delicious chocolate & banana cream pie!! Looks so inviting & YUMMY! Not only that you've made one but two!! How awesome is that ! :)

  2. This looks heavenly! I love any kind of pie but anything with chocolate is always a winner:)

  3. I say YES to this pie! I mean, it's a chocolate pie! Yum:) Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend! Hugs!!

  4. Oh my! This looks really yummy! I think we should get together and eat some pies.:) You like the same ones I do. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I love chocolate! And chocolate cream pie is a favorite of mine. I've never made it from scratch like this so I can only imagine how delicious it must be...yummy!
    Happy March!

  6. we love pie here too...and I just love baking them for some reason. we had blueberry tonight. thank you for this recipe and idea...we will have chocolate cream pie next week!!!

  7. wow..loved it.thanx 4 sharing this..vl try this sure.......

  8. that looks to die for.....thanks for sharing...lovely blog!

  9. Delicious! This is my family's favorite and it always doesn't last long!

  10. We were just talking about chocolate pudding. I think your recipe looks delicious! This will be dessert this weekend.

  11. Oh, yum! This would disappear in a flash at my house! My youngest gave up sweets for Lent, so I won't torture him till after Easter :)

  12. Hi Serena, your chocolate pie looks excellent, yum yum... wish I can have a bite now.
    Have a nice weekend.

  13. Hi Serena, that chocolate pie looks drooling over the pic!

  14. Wow I like that your recipe uses cocoa powder I always have that ingredient on hand.......Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful week:)

  15. I love chocolate cream pie but have never attempted it. Thanks for such an easy to follow recipe

  16. mmmmmmm yum!!! I love chocolate so so sooo much! lol

  17. Chocolate pie is one of my favorites! I love this, girl!!

  18. Thanks for such a detailed tutorial! The chocolate pie filling looks so creamy and shiny - YUM!

  19. Delicious chocolate cream pie ,Love to try it.

  20. Just stopping over for some pie! What an incredibly awesome-o pie, Serena! Love the step-by-steps and tutorial. (I know how much work and time they require--especially all that photo editing!) I am up late catching up on reading blogs and suddenly I am in need of a giant slice of your chocolate cream pie! Seriously. I'm drooling. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

  21. Hi!! I'm definitely going to try this one, but I'm sharing with a dairy-free friend! I've never tried dairy-free desserts, though. What's your opinion on how it tastes with coconut milk and without the butter? Any specific tips?

    1. Hi Laurel! Honestly my family didn't miss the butter! We enjoyed it just as much either way. When we did dairy free I made coconut whip cream to go on top of it. The recipes in my gf/df pumpkin pie recipe if you haven't made it before.

  22. This chilling in my fridge right now. I made the pie crust from scratch and baked it last night. The filling tasted amazing off the spoon. Lol. It set up nicely, even while still warm! Also I used Splenda granular for all but about 1/4 cup in which I used regular sugar. I also was out of half and half (which I buy rather than milk so we have it available for recipes. So I did 1.5 cups half and half and 1.5 cups vanilla almond milk can't wait to taste this. Thank you!

  23. This pie tasted great but didn't set up!
    What did I forget?

    1. Hi! You might have forgotten anything if you're sure you added the flour, egg yolks, and change the cocoa powder. My guess would be the pudding needed to cook a little while longer. 1-2 minutes can make a difference. Was it cold when you sliced it? The only other thing I can think of is that it wasn't cool enough to set firm. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and I'm sorry to hear it didn't set right, Serena


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