Minnie's Chocolate Pie from the Help

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

I saw the movie, The Help, this weekend and it was excellent. Then the sermon on Sunday included a reference to it. I wanted to have the recipe for Minnie's pie - NOT the one she made ONLY for Hilly!!!!!. Maybe someone else wants it, so here it is.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 3 12 tablespoons cocoa
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 ounces Pet milk (evaporated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pie crust, uncooked


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Mix everything together in one big bowl.
  3. You don’t have to bake the crust first, prick the bottom of it.
  4. Pour filling into crust.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes. Let the pie set for a long while once it comes out of the oven. I think this definitely tastes better room temperature.
  6. If you’d like, serve with a big scoop of ice-cream, some fruit, a little whipped cream, or straight out of the pie plate!
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I modified a little by adding 1/4 t. salt and using 4 T. of cocoa powder. I also baked a bit longer (approx 1 hour, 15 minutes) until it was not jiggly in the center. This recipe is a keeper!

Sthack August 22, 2011

I too tweaked this recipe. I used 1cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 cup evaporated milk. Baked 345 for at least an hour,( I don't like a jiggly center) so I baked a bit longer. :) delicious! I've made two in the last three days! Yummo!

alegnasailo14 November 16, 2015

Never had Chocolate Pie before, just looked so darn good on "The Help"... made one for my wife as a 'treat' - It was so easy, turned out great! Foolproof, and delicious. No "SPECIAL" ingredients.... BUT, the inlaws just may be visitin' soon y'all! :D

Y'all It's Jeff March 10, 2013