Smooth Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie

Smooth Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie


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There's no need to search through family recipe boxes for that classic chocolate pie! With this simple recipe, enjoy that smooth and rich flavor that can be easily dressed up with fresh meringue.

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Time needed

5 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • ¾ C. sugar
  • 5 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 2 C. milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 in.) pie crust, baked

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In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt; whisk in milk while cooking over medium heat until mixture thickens. In a bowl, beat eggs and then stir about 1 cup of your hot cocoa mixture into it. Pour this back into your saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat, mix in vanilla, and pour filling into your baked pie crust.

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