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Chocolate Pie From Scratch

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie Recipe

Once you’ve made this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe, there’ll be no going back! Sometimes you’ll make it just for yourself! It’s old-fashioned, velvety smooth, and decadently delicious.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 14 mins
Preparing Pie Crust and Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 39 mins
Servings: 8 pieces (unless you want big pieces and who doesn't)
Calories: 295kcal
Ingredients
Pie Filling Ingredients
  • A deep dish pie crust, baked. - You can use a shallow crust but it will be very full
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ½ Tbs all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp real salt
  • 4 Tbs cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 10 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz milk
  • 4 oz water
  • 1 ½ Tbs unsalted butter
  • 2-3 tsp Vanilla flavoring
Meringue Ingredients
  • 3 Egg whites (separated from yolks used in the pie filling)
  • 5 TBS fine grain sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For Whipped Cream Topping: Yields 2 1/3 cup whipped topping
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 TBS Fine grain sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Separate three eggs and put the egg yolks in a medium saucepan. If you want to make meringue for your pie instead of whipped cream, put the egg whites in the mixing bowl you’ll use to make your meringue.
  • Whisk the egg yolks together in the saucepan, then add the liquid ingredients to the saucepan.
  • Whisk these ingredients together well. 
  • Cook over medium heat while using a long-handled wooden spoon to stir constantly until begins to boil.
  • Once the mixture reaches a low boil, add the dry ingredients to the pot. I whisk them to mix well and then go back to stirring with the wooden spoon.
  • Add the butter and continue to stir continuously.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. It needs to be thick like pudding.
  • When the filling is thickened, remove from heat and add 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla (I use 3 because we like vanilla)
  • Pour the filling into your prepared pie crust.
    If you are going to top with meringue, do that now.
    Once the meringue is cooked, let the pie cool on a cooling rack until the pie plate is not hot to the touch. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  • If you are going to top with whipped cream:
    Cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming on top of the pie while cooling.
    Let the pie cool on a cooling rack until the pie plate is not hot to the touch. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving
To make meringue:
  • Whip the three egg whites on high-speed of an electric mixer using your whisk attachment until fluffy. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the sugar one tablespoon at a time until all 3 Tablespoons are added.
    Beat on low until the sugar is fully incorporated into the eggs (the graininess will be gone). Return mixer to highest speed and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
    Spread the meringue over the freshly cooked pie and brown under your broiler. Remember to watch it carefully, meringue will brown and burn before you know it.
To make sweetened whipped cream
  • Yields 2 1/3 cups whipped cream
    Put 1 cup heavy whipping cream into a chilled bowl. Using the whisk attachment, whip at the highest speed of your electric mixer until the cream begins to stiffen.
    Gradually add 3 Tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
    Store in refrigerator until ready to use. I put mine in a glass jar or bowl with a tight fitting lid.
    You can make the whipped cream any flavor you like. For chocolate pie, we like vanilla flavoring. To flavor, just add 1 teaspoon flavoring to heavy whipping cream, after you’ve added the sugar, and beat as directed above.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
295
Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
11
g
69
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
118
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
121
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
122
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
10
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
26
g
29
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
710
IU
14
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
61
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.