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Amish Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

A flaky pie crust filled with homemade chocolate pudding and topped with whipped cream is a chocolate lover's dream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
chill 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 8 servings
Calories 491 kcal


  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pre-baked (9") pie crust

Whipped Cream:

  • 1 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • In a large saucepan, over medium heat, bring the milk to boiling. (Milk begins to rise as it comes to a boil, so you want to keep your eye on it.)
    3 c. milk
  • Meanwhile, mix the sugar, cornstarch, flour, cocoa, and salt.
    1 c. sugar, 3 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Add the egg yolks and one cup of the hot milk to the cornstarch mixture, and mix until creamy.
    3 large egg yolks
  • Slowly, while whisking, pour the egg/cornstarch mixture into the hot milk. Bring it to a full boil. (Be careful, because boiling pudding can splatter.)
  • Remove from the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter is melted and combined. Set aside to cool.
    2 Tbsp. butter, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pour the cooled pudding into a 9" pre-baked pie crust. Refrigerate to chill.
    1 pre-baked (9") pie crust
  • Top with whipped cream and serve. Store any leftovers, loosely covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Whipped Cream:

  • Whip the cream, sugar, and vanilla until it is thickened. (If you overbeat it, it will start to turn into butter. But you don't want it too thin either, so just beat until it's thick and creamy.)
    1 1/4 c. heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Spread over the top of the chilled pudding.


If you want to prepare this pie a day or two ahead, I recommend chilling the pudding before putting it into the pie crust. It's best if assembled only a little while before serving.
You can also top the pie with mini chocolate chips or shaved chocolate bar before serving.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 8gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 287mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 2gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 818IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Amish Chocolate Cream Pie, Amish chocolate pie recipe, Chocolate pie recipe with cocoa
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