Rich Chocolate Pie

filed under: Pies + Tarts on July 9, 2014

Easy Chocolate Pie is one of my favorite go-to desserts! Only 4 ingredients separate you from this decadent dessert! We love this easy peasy dessert over the holiday and often make it in addition to Apple Crisp and Snickerdoodles!

Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie!


How to Make Chocolate Pie

Heat chocolate and heavy cream until smooth and creamy and then add the sugar and vanilla. (I like McCormick Vanilla in this recipe) Stir well. Pour into prepared shortbread pie crust then finish with homemade whipped cream. You can certainly heat the chocolate using the double broiler method vs. the microwave. (Video below)


Chocolate Pie

Tips for Chocolate Pie

Be sure to let the pie chill for the recommended time. It really helps the flavors infuse and create a creamy consistency.

When you have so few ingredients in a recipe it’s a good idea to be sure you are using the best quality ingredients you can! I like a good semi-sweet chocolate because we are adding sugar to it, sweetening it, and the chocolate flavor really does shine. You can also use milk chocolate, but taste as you go. (If too sweet and a pinch of salt)

You can also make this chocolate pie recipe into mini-truffle tarts! Press spoonfuls of your shortbread crust into mini-muffin tins then bake for about 12 minutes and then fill with the chocolate pie filling when the crust had cooled. The perfect bite-size appetizer for parties! (Why would I cook the appetizers and not the pie? You need to be able to remove the mini tarts from the pan and baking solidifies the crusts. If your homemade crust is very crumbly you can add a bit of melted butter.)

Try using an oreo base crust for a chocolate flavor explosion!


Easy Chocolate Pie!


When I offered this dessert to my husband, he said it was “too rich” and “too chocolatey” and I was all, “Who are you?  We don’t say such things in this house!”

And he was all, “Are there any Strawberry Shortcake Cups left?”

And I said, “Shame on you!  This is CHOCOLATE!”

And he looked at me in disbelief. “I don’t LIKE chocolate.”

I cried, “I feel like I don’t even KNOW YOU!”

Seriously rich chocolate pie!


And with that, a part of me died.

But then I realized that there is more for me so WOO HOO!

Game on.

If you want to make your shortbread crust from scratch you can use this shortbread cookie crust recipe, and I do recommend using Walkers.  There is just no comparison in rich buttery flavor.

Crowd Pleasing Chocolate Pie


Did I mention that I got this whole Chocolate Pie to myself?  And it was still gone in 2 days.  **shame spiral**

5 from 4 votes
Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie!
Chocolate Pie
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
8 hrs
Total Time
18 mins

Easy Chocolate Pie is one of my favorite go-to desserts! Only 4 ingredients separate you from this decadent dessert!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pie
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 9 inch prepared shortbread pie crust
  • Optional: Whipped cream for top of pie and extra shortbread cookies to sprinkle.
  1. In microwave dish combine chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the heavy cream.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Stir in sugar & vanilla. Set aside.
  5. In a stand mixer, beat the remaining cream until soft peaks form (3-5 minutes). Remove bowl from stand mixer and fold in chocolate mixture, 1/3 at a time. Carefully spoon into crust.

  6. Refrigerate at least 8 hours before serving

Recipe Video

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  • victor says:

    Looks good.ill try to prepare some of this goodies.thanks

  • Anoushka Lester says:

    Can you make this pie and freeze it? Will it still defrost ok? Thanks

  • sarah says:

    they are simply mouthwatering amazing ideas

  • remsha parwani says:

    I love all your cakes and pies and would like to learn more

  • Taiku says:

    Can the vanilla be omitted? Maybe a chocolate liqueur? I just do not like vanilla at all. Thanks

  • Sharmen Casper says:

    How much butter do you put in the shortbread crust?

  • Deborah McPherson says:


  • Patricia says:

    Wow what a pie. Love the crust idea

  • Dan Peppard says:

    After adding cream to chocolate how much cream do I whip to add the chocolate back into. It doesn’t say the amount it just says remainder. Thank you

    • Rajeanna says:

      The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream. Says to add 3/4 cup to the chocolate chips. Doing the math ~ you’ll be left with 3/4 cup to whip for topping…..

  • Kathleen Hill says:

    How many cookies and how much butter?

  • Lois Joder says:

    Love chocolate. Can’t wait to make this pie.

  • Mary Lehner says:

    Please send recipe for shortbread crust.

  • Olive says:

    I am making this pie right now, and the shortbread crust recipe is hardly enough to cover a 9 in. pan. It barely covers an 8 in. I wish I had another box of shortbread.

    • Tim says:

      Crusts like that, I always make extra, can’t go wrong even if it’s a thicker crust.

  • Mary Glover says:

    I look forward to making this pie. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Gift says:

    Waow this is yummy and it dose taste good

  • Rita Englebry says:

    Searching for your White Wedding Cake recipe and video

  • Romana Khan says:

    Wow! I just wanna say wow.

  • Barbara says:

    Love ur recipes…the easier the better.keep it up…

  • Edie says:

    amazing ideas, mouthwatering goodies, do you use silicone baking mat to bake them?I want to learn more about it and make for my cute daughter, she like it

  • Edie says:

    Yummy, amazing ideas,I will try to make the goodies, how many cookies and how much butter?
    How to make sure the heat evenly?

  • Ellen Castellani says:

    i could not find the receipe for the crust

  • Debbie Rak says:

    That chocolate truffle pie looks delicious and probably a killer number of calories! But I DO want to make this asy pie to the delight of my family!

  • Stella says:

    Would like the recipe for the shortbread pie crust, please.

  • Wanda Cieri says:

    Do you have a home made recipe for the short bread crust?

  • Darlene says:

    where can I find the recipe for the “Shortbread Pie Crust”? This pie looks like a chocolate lovers dream come true…..

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