My Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie always makes an appearance at holiday gatherings, it’s just one of those special holiday treats that everyone looks forward to!
A few commonly asked questions:
- How do you make an easy chocolate pudding pie from scratch? Let me show you how! With only seven ingredients you’ll be mixing one up in no time!
- How long does it take to make chocolate pie? About 15-20 minutes for cook time and an hour of refrigeration (if you want it chilled).
- How do you store Chocolate Cream Pie? Simply cover with tin foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
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Here is my step-by-step video on how to make a Chocolate Cream Pie and Pie Crust by Hand
I show you how to make a simple Cocoa Cream Pie (also called Easy Chocolate Pudding Pie) and give you a few hints and tips. We just refilmed this video and it’s got lots of pie making and how I make my pies.
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MY GRANNY’S COCOA CREAM PIE
My Granny’s Cocoa Cream Pie always makes an appearance at holiday gatherings, it’s just one of those special holiday treats that everyone looks forward to! Bonus: this creamy cocoa cream pie is so easy to whip up.
- ½ c. cocoa
- 1/2 cup Flour or 1/4 c. cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 c. sugar
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 2 c. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 Pre-baked pie crust
Mix cocoa, cornstarch, sugar, and salt, then add milk gradually, add in the beaten egg yolks while stirring in a pot over medium to medium-high heat on your stovetop.
Cook until thick, whisking it until smooth. Don't stop stirring or leave the pot until it's nice and thick like pudding.
Cream Pies take some time to thicken, so stir for (5-10 minutes or until thickened). Using a heavy bottom pan really helps. Just keep it up until it thickens, add vanilla in after you take the pan off the heat and 1 Tbs of butter. Pour into a pre-baked pie shell. Put in the fridge to chill, and add whipped cream if you like. Or use the leftover egg whites for a meringue topping!
Watch the video if you are having any trouble.
Some people asked if you need to bake or freeze it… No, is the answer. It is an old-fashioned pudding. It thickens as you cook it. Cornstarch is a perfect gluten-free option.
*If making a deep dish pie you may want to double the recipe to fill it to the top. But, use your own discretion and experiment!
And here’s the printable recipe! Here’s another wonderful recipe, a Pumpkin Honey Cream Pie that is easy and delicious!
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