Chocolate Pie

December 13th, 2008 by katie

This was my first year making chocolate pie and how I wish I had known sooner. I wish I had known how rich and luxurious it would be. That it would be creamy and thick and that, topped with light and fluffy whipped cream, it would feel silky and delicate in my mouth. The chocolate pudding in this pie is delicious and surprisingly easy to make. Thank you to Jan for sharing her family recipe with me. It was absolutely wonderful and I will be making it every year from now on.

Gundy’s Chocolate Pie

prep 5 min, cook 15 min
  • 1 pie shell prepared and baked
  • 2 cups milk, any (I used 1%)
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp butter, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine milk, egg yolks, sugar, salt, flour, and cocoa in a cold saucepan.  Stir thoroughly to combine.
  2. Turn heat to medium, stir constantly until thick but do not boil.
  3. Once thick, remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Let mixture cool slightly and pour into baked pie shell. Chill.
  5. This is how Kelly likes it, of course-straight chocolate. I, however, like it topped with fresh, just barely sweet, velvety whipped cream.

This combination of thick chocolate pudding and light airy whipped cream would also be delicious layered in custard cups or parfait glasses-no pie crust needed.  For tips on making this just as pudding-here.

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9 Responses

  1. noble pig

    Since I was a child chocolate pie has always been my favorite, it sounds like a wonderful recipe!

  2. jancd

    My 90 year old mother (Gundy to Kelly, Scott and Lindsay) will be thrilled when she see her recipe on Internet. Thanks for sharing her recipe. Jancd

    It is a wonderful recipe and I am sure it will make it’s way into many more families’ traditions. Tell Gundy everyone here really liked it and I appreciate you sharing it with me! -Katie

  3. Stacy

    your photo of the pie slice almost makes me want to actually make pie – which I don’t do! I just might have to make the pudding and whipped cream!!! YUMMY!!! GREAT photos!

  4. megan

    yum-this look delicious! you can never go wrong with a chocolate pie 🙂 I’m definitely bookmarking this!

  5. Kristen

    I love homemade chocolate pie. What a great looking recipe.
    I wish I could make my crusts as pretty as you!

  6. Memoria

    When do you put in the other ingredients like the egg yolks and flour? Are those steps missing?

    This pie looks amazing.

    Memoria, everything goes in the cold saucepan in step 1. Add the milk, egg yolks, sugar, salt, flour, and cocoa to the pot, whisk to combine, then turn on the heat and whisk constantly while it heats and cooks. “Milk through cocoa” refers to using the ingredients as they appear in the ingredients list, but I will write them in so it’s more clear, thanks! -Katie

  7. Annette

    Does the butter have to be unsalted or Salted OK? Is margarine ok also?…hope you still read up on this old post…i see it was from way back in 08. i stumbled upon while searching choc pie. thanks

    Salted butter is fine, you may want to cut back on the additional salt. I wouldn’t use margarine. Hope this helps! -Katie

  8. anna

    it looks so good!

    how do you make your pie crust? i am looking for ultimate pie crust recipe 🙂

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