Chocolate Cream Pie

Have you ever taken a bite of homemade chocolate cream pie? Rich chocolate flavor, a creamy light pie can be so fulfilling, and now you can make one at home.

a slice of chocolate cream pie and a fork on a plate
More about the pie.

My mother is known for her chocolate cream pie, and here is her secret recipe. This is probably the reason why this is the best chocolate cream pie ever! This easy chocolate cream pie is a homemade chocolate pudding inside a pie crust. This no-bake chocolate cream pie is what every chocolate lover dreams about!

I love homemade pies! Making a pie from scratch means that you know exactly what is going into it. You don’t have to scratch your head over anything chemical-sounding in the ingredients list of store-bought frozen pies. In fact, you won’t need to buy Edwards or Marie Callender’s pies anymore.

This no-bake chocolate cream pie is smooth and creamy because the ingredient list includes milk, egg yolks, butter, and cream cheese. Add the most over-the-top rich chocolate flavor, and you’ve got a real winner. To make this easy chocolate cream pie even more special, you can top it with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Chocolate curls take a simple dessert from ordinary to extraordinary. You can use them to garnish cupcakes, cakes, or whipped cream on a fancy drink! What’s more, they’re fun to make. Here’s what you do:

  • Melt 1 cup of good quality chocolate. I suggest Ghirardelli premium baking chips or a bar of Baker’s premium chocolate, chopped. If you don’t have a double boiler to melt the chocolate, it’s very easy to make one. Alternatively, click here to see how to melt chocolate in the microwave.
  • Pour the melted chocolate onto the back of a cold baking sheet and smooth it into a thin layer with an offset spatula. Then use a metal scraper to scrape the chocolate into curls. Click here for a helpful video.

Homemade chocolate cream pie ingredients

Here is what you need to make the pie:

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Unsweetened chocolate squares
  • Egg yolks
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Cream cheese
  • Baked pie crust – try my copycat Martha Stewarts Pie Crust recipe.

chocolate cream pie ingredients

How to Make a Chocolate Cream Pie

Place sugar, flour, and salt into a saucepan.

Over medium heat, gradually stir in milk and chocolate.

Cook until bubbly then for two minutes.

Remove from heat.

Stir a small amount of the mixture into the egg yolks. Add yolk mixture into the filling.

Stir constantly while cooking the mixture for 2 minutes.

Stir in butter and vanilla.

Add cream cheese and mix well.

chocolate cream pie filling in a pan

Remove filling from heat and pour into the baked pie shell.

Allow pie to cool before serving.

Slice and enjoy!

a slice of chocolate cream pie and a fork on a plate

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a slice of chocolate cream pie and a fork on a plate

Chocolate Cream Pie

Sometimes only a slice of chocolate cream pie will do! 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Pie, Pie Recipes, Pies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 3 beaten egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 baked pie shell


  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; gradually stir in milk and chocolate squares. Cook and stir over medium heat till bubbly. Continue cooking and stirring for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat. Stir small amount hot mixture into yolks; immediately return to burner cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla, and before you remove the mixture from the stove stir in the cream cheese, and mix well. Pour into a cooled baked pie shell.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Mia

    5 stars
    Many recipes call for a very rich filling and cookie crust. The pie crust used here and the lighter filling is perfect. Just make sure to add lots of fresh whipped cream on top with shaved chocolate.. I may even add some into the filling next time.

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