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Old-Fashioned Chocolaty Pie

Rich and oh-so-chocolaty, this silky pie is a cinch to prepare. The mouthwatering filling and flaky crust are an unbeatable combination that's sure to make this pie one of your family's favorite desserts, too.—Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles


  • Unroll crust into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack or until edge is golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until bottom is golden brown, 3-6 minutes longer or. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Pour into crust. Refrigerate 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 256 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • bwilkin
    Mar 21, 2018

    Very simple to make and set up fine. Just did not think it had any chocolate flavor to it. Will continue my search.

  • Irascible_Baker
    Mar 9, 2016

    This is a very simple recipe to throw together. It set wonderfully and had a VERY silky texture.

  • DoggieMom2
    Jul 24, 2013

    Because this pie is so simple to make, it's one that i make often. Very rich and chocolately! Tastes so much better than store bought boxed puddings.

  • kemfield
    Dec 28, 2012

    I didn't care for this filling at all. I threw it away after trying to eat a slice.

  • kemfield
    Dec 28, 2012

    I didn't care for this filling at all. It was not good at all.

  • shecooksalot
    Feb 7, 2012

    While the flavor of the pie was good, the filling never did set up right. I have another chocolate pie recipe that I don't have to tinker with so I will not be making this one again.

  • Wesli
    Jul 28, 2011

    I really like this pie. I currently can't have dairy products and this one works great for me. I whip cream for the rest of the family and eat it plain myself. One change I do make is I add 1/2 cup very dark chocolate or chocolate chips to the filling in the last minute of cooking. It tastes excellent.

  • jmkasprak
    Jul 6, 2011

    While the flavor was pretty good, I think it was lacking something to give it richness. My pie was on the loose side, not at all like the picture. I'm guessing the flour and cooking time might need to be adjusted. I liked it enough that I would try it again sometime.

  • LCrunk
    Mar 29, 2011

    the first chocolate pie from scratch i ever nade.imade it for my grown children and they absolutely LOVED IT. Will deffinately make it again! thank you so much

  • Spiffy64
    Mar 22, 2011

    THis recipe is very quick and simple. The only problem I have is it never seems to set up very firm. IT is sligtly jiggly and soft no matter how long I fridge it. I will have to try boiling it longer or something!