A homemade silky smooth chocolate pudding becomes the filling for the most delicious chocolate pie.  Forget pudding from a box!  Once you’ve made your own chocolate pudding pie, no other will compare!

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe on RachelCooks.com

Hello, Rachel Cooks readers!  I’m Melanie from Melanie Makes and I’m thrilled to be back this month sharing another sweet treat.  I promised you delicious pie and cake recipes and this Chocolate Pudding Pie is one of my absolute favorites.  To me, everyone has a signature recipe that they’re known for.  Something that if you could only request one thing for them to make again and again, you know exactly what it would be without hesitation.  This pie?  This is my mother-in-law’s signature recipe.

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe on RachelCooks.com

I’ve loved this pie since the very first time a slice was set in front of me.  Way back when my husband and I were first dating and I went home with him to his parent’s house the first time.  Even now, when my in-laws come to visit, my mother-in-law knows that the key to my heart is this Chocoalte Pudding Pie and she usually offers to make one for us to enjoy.  I have yet to turn down this offer and usually request that she makes two pies – one for me and one for the rest of our family!

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe on RachelCooks.com

Your favorite frozen deep dish pie crust – I love the ones that you can find at Aldi and always stock up when they’re available – is baked and then filled with the most luscious chocolate pudding filling.  The pudding for this pie was actually a recipe created by my husband’s grandmother and is absolutely divine!  When a slice is topped with clouds of whipped cream and chocolate shavings, it won’t take long for you to see why I refuse to share!

Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe on RachelCooks.com

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

A homemade silky smooth chocolate pudding becomes the filling for the most delicious chocolate pudding pie. Forget pudding from a box! Once you’ve made your own, no other will compare!


  • 1 frozen deep dish pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 6 cups whole milk (no substitutions)
  • whipped cream and chocolate shavings, for garnish


  1. Prepare the frozen pie crust according to package instructions. You’re simply baking it to prepare it for the filling. Allow to cool completely.
  2. In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and cocoa. Whisk in milk and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and begins to boil, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Let mixture cool for 3-5 minutes and then pour into prepared pie crust. Allow to cool at room temperature for one hour and then transfer to refrigerator to cool completely.
  4. Prior to serving, top pie with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.


  • This does make extra pudding....enjoy it with a spoon! :)

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 180mg Carbohydrates: 68g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 47g Protein: 8g
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Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe on RachelCooks.com

Can’t wait long enough for the pie to set up before enjoying a bite?  Never fear!  This recipe usually provides a bit of extra filling that’s perfect for a decadent snack before enjoying your slice a pie a few hours later.  This is what a I typically give to my children so I don’t have to share any of my pie!

CRAVING MORE PIE RECIPES?  Make sure to check out these: Cherry Lime Galette, Rustic Four Berry Pie, Fresh Blueberry Pie, Yogurt Tart with Oat Crust, or Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie and German Chocolate Pecan Pie from Melanie Makes.