Cocoa Cream Pie

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mrs. Hughes

From the Hershey's Cookbook. This is a family favorite at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I usually top it with merangue instead of whipped cream, but it is delicious either way!

Top Review by Stoblogger

Thanks for posting this incredibly easy recipe. I love that I could whip up something this special from ordinary ingredients that I keep on hand. I loved it and so did my husband and daughter! I'll save this one to make again when we want chocolate pie. I followed the directions exactly except for the whipped cream and strawberries. I'm sure those would be nice additions but we had the pie both without topping and with a little Coolwhip on top. YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pastry shell; cool.
  2. In medium saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Gradually stir in milk.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
  5. Boil 1 minutes; remove from heat.
  6. Gradually stir about half of the hot filling into yolks.
  7. Return all to saucepan; bring to gentle boil.
  8. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  9. Pour into pastry shell.
  10. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface.
  11. Cool.
  12. Refrigerate until set.
  13. Garnish with whipped cream and strawberries, if desired.

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