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Chocolate Pudding Pie is an easy and decadent dessert! Homemade chocolate pudding fills an all butter homemade pie crust and it's all topped off with slightly sweetened homemade whipped cream! It's basically what dreams are made of!
There's just something so special about digging into a delicious and sweet slice of homemade pie. I grew up eating the thawed frozen chocolate pies, I thought they were good. However after you make your own, you'll know what the something special is I'm talking about. It may be pride, it may be love, it may be the fact that you aren't adding artificial ingredients or preservatives. For me, it's all of the above! And the best part is sharing it with everyone!
What You Need to Make Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pie
- 1 baked 9 inch All Butter Pie Crust-RECIPE HERE
- 1 batch Homemade Chocolate Pudding-RECIPE HERE
- 2 cups heavy cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- chocolate chips, optional
How to Make Decadent Chocolate Pudding Pie
First step is to make and bake your pie crust. If you don't want to make a homemade crust, a store bought one is ok. It is totally up to you and what you prefer. I have an awesome and easy recipe for pie crust HERE you can use for this recipe. Once your pie crust is done and cooled, you can add the pudding filling.
My homemade chocolate pudding recipe is what I use for pie filling. It is so dang good! For the chocolate pudding you will need:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup corn starch
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 cups milk, I prefer 2% but any will work
- ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
To make the pudding, in a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and milk. Turn the heat to medium and whisk until the mix starts to boil. This can take up to 10 minutes. Once the pudding is bubbling, boil it for only 1 minute. Then check to see if the pudding coats the back of a spoon without any of the spoon showing through the pudding. If it does, remove from heat.
Then, whisk in the chocolate chips, butter and vanilla until smooth. Pour the pudding into the pie crust and spread it out evenly. Take a piece of plastic wrap and place it on the surface of the pudding. This will prevent a skin from forming on top of the pudding. Chill the pie in fridge while you make the whipped cream.
For tips on making the best homemade pudding, visit my RECIPE-HERE.
How to Make Homemade Sweetened Whipped Cream
For the homemade whipped cream, beat the heavy cream in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or with a hand beater until soft peaks form. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat another minute until the peaks are a bit firmer. Be careful not to whip it too long though!
Finally, carefully remove the plastic wrap from the pudding. Spread the whipped cream over the pudding and sprinkle with some extra chocolate chips. Chill the pie in the fridge for 2-4 hours before serving. Store pie in fridge.
Looking for more easy desserts? Check out these recipes!
- Fresh Fruit Pizza
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Almond Cake with Chocolate Frosting
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars
- Dark Chocolate Walnut Brownies
- Pumpkin Bars
Give this decadent homemade Chocolate Pudding Pie a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! Pictures encouraged on Instagram with the hashtag #heathershomemadekitchen You can also follow me on Social Media to see what other crazy things my family and I are doing! If you like what you see, please share with your friends and family!
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Chocolate Pudding Pie
- 1 9 inch pie crust, baked and cooled, my recipe is linked above in the post
Chocolate Pudding Filling
Chocolate Pudding Filling
- In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, corn starch, cocoa powder and milk.
- Heat mix over medium heat and bring to a boil, takes about 10 minutes. Boil for 1 minute.
- Test pudding with a metal spoon. Pudding should coat spoon without showing through the pudding.
- Remove pudding from heat and add chocolate chips, butter and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour the pudding filling into the pie crust. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding and place pie in fridge to chill.
- Beat the cream in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or with a hand beater until soft peaks form.
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until the cream firms up just a bit. You want creamy by firm peaks.
- Remove the plastic wrap from the pie and spread the whipped cream over the filling.
- Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips, optional.
- Chill the pie for 2-4 hours before serving.
- Store pie in fridge.