Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from my great grandmother...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Beat egg yolks, add in milk and melted butter.
  3. To milk mixture add sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  4. In medium saucepan cook over low heat until thick.
  5. Add vanilla and mix.
  6. Pour into cooked pie shell and set aside.
  7. Beat egg whites with 3 Tbs sugar to stiff peaks.
  8. Spread over pie and bake until golden brown.
Most Helpful

For someone who has never made a chocolate pie, this is not a great starter recipe. I tried to make this today & my pudding never thickened, despite having rigorously followed all directions. If someone who has successfully made this could update the recipe with actual cooking times (for example - how long is one expected to cook the mixture on the stove? I spent almost an hour to no avail.) As a consequence, the pie was runny and I can't serve this to my guests. Very disappointing.

Austenparker November 23, 2011

This is a wonderful homemade pie to make for the family. One little thing we all found distracting was the overwhelming taste of the vanilla in the pudding. I know that next time I make this I'll be using more like one teaspoon of vanilla instead of a tablespoon - it really took away from the flavors of the whole pie. I made a homemade graham cracker crust for this dish. Be patient while cooking the pudding - it does take a while to cook on low but it is well worth the time as it comes out very smooth instead of lumpy if you cook it on low for a long while. Tagged in Photo tag.

HokiesMom March 21, 2010

DD made a request for thick pudding so I made this minus the pastry shell and it was fabulous on its own and would be wonderful in a pie. Addictive and rich - a great chocolate fix.

katew November 18, 2009