Chocolate on Chocolate Cream Pie

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This easy chocolate cream pie recipe is one of many reasons to be glad for the miracle of wonderful friendships and the wonders of modern medicine. It’s no secret that I have had a chocolate addiction for most of my life. It’s an issue that I have learned to embrace and thanks to a quick jaunt to the emergency room as a five year old, I found out that in the event you do O.D. on chocolate, it’s usually nothing that a little shot of epinepherine can’t take care of (true story).

Baked pie with chocolate cream, plate slice behind on table

About this recipe

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I can’t take credit for making this fancy but simple dessert recipe. My dear friend Jeri who I met over our story on burrata cheese, way back when, is the lady behind this decadent creation.

A close up burrata cheese on board with garnigh
If you happen to be lucky enough to meet someone over some fresh burrata cheese, it’s a very good sign.

Since our initial encounter some five years ago the friendship between my special lady Jeri and me is as strong and delicious as ever. We’ve had many mutually tasty adventures since that time, not the least of which was our joint coverage of Patricia Wells , one autumn afternoon when she came to town for lunch.

The relationships that can develop over food can be pretty amazing. Whether it be a family dinner around the kitchen table, a first date at your favorite Italian restaurant, a luncheon with a famed culinary legend, or a simple book club with just a handful of friends, food can bring people together and help keep them together better than just about anything I know.

Jeri put this easy chocolate cream pie recipe together for our most recent book club gathering that she was gracious enough to host. Our book this past month was The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. A bit quirky but easy to read and definitely entertaining, I can give this book by Jonas Jonasson two thumbs up. As good as this story is to read, Jeri’s pie is even better.

Chocolate cream pie with chocolate shavings and whipped cream on top

Main ingredients

  • Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Egg Yolk
  • Milk
  • Butter

Make this easy chocolate cream pie recipe and let it help you celebrate the special people in your life. Find a good book, call some friends and then dole out a few slices of this rich and dreamy chocolate indulgence. Your life will be better for it, try it and see.


 Chocolate cream pie with one slice removed on plate, behind pie dish

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Easy Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This rich and creamy dessert can be made ahead of time and baked in a store-bought crust. The only question about this dreamy indulgence is, "Why wouldn't you?"
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield: 10


For the Dark Chocolate Mousse

  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

For the Crust

  • 1 store-bought crust,, 0r see instructions below for a link to our homemade pie crust

For the Chocolate Tuffle Filling

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 2 tbsp butter, unsalted and cut into small pieces
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 egg yolks

For the Garnish

  • 2 cups whipped cream, optional
  • 3 oz high quality dark chocolate, shaved


To Make The Dark Chcolate Mousse

  • Bring the cream just to a boil, using a small pot. Using a large and heatproof bowl, combine chocolate and salt and add the hot cream and whisk mixture until well combined. Allow. mixture to cool to room temp and cover and chill for at least 8 hour or overnight.

To Make The Crust

  • Use a store-bought crust or make our flaky and homemade pie crust recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Then, use some parchment paper to line the sides and bottom of pie shell and then anchor the parchment paper with dried beans or use pie weights to hold it in place. Bake the pie crust for about 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the parchment paper along with anchors and allow the pie shell to cool to room temperature.

To Make The Chocolate Tuffle Filling

  • Use a small pot and bring the milk and cream just to a boil. Use a medium sized heatproof bowl and combine chocolate and hot cream mixture, stir until well incorporated.  Add the butter, salt, and egg yolks and whisk thoroughly. Pour truffle filling into the pie shell and bake in oven until slightly jiggly in the middle, for approximately 20 minutes. Allow to cool to room temp for about 2 hours.

Finish the Mousse

  • Finish the mousse by using an electric mixer to beat until stiff peaks are formed. Spoon mousse onto pie and distribute evenly.

To Make this Dessert Even More Decadent

  • Spread a generous layer of whipped cream over the mousse. Then, garnish with shaved chocolate. Serve immediately or wrap with plastic and chill until ready to indulge.


Calories: 519kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 133mg, Sodium: 145mg, Potassium: 155mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 1070IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 106mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serving chocolate cream pie on plate, main pie with whipped cream and chocolate ribbons

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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. Awww Dan! Reading your sweet words about our friendship is so moving. You are right, connecting with family and friends over food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Our meeting over the mutual love of food and photography was like hitting the jackpot for me! Cook on my friend!

    1. I cant wait until we get together again, JB, because I know there will be good food, good conversation, and good conversation about food. Thanks for the beautiful comments!

  2. It’s so nice to see you spent a day with Patricia Wells ! Lucky you….And sharing her recipe for the pie – it so gracious and the pie looks divine Dan!! Can’t wait to try this recipe – thanks so much !!

  3. 5 stars
    This pie looks like a work of art and something that I just can’t live without. I’m a chocoholic too and this will be a great make and take. Thank you for sharing!\\\ You and yours are the best!

    1. Thanks for the nice comments, Julie. We love sharing your food as it is the closest we can come to tasting it!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m sure your pie is as delicious to eat as your writing is to read. This looks like a “keeper” recipe, for sure. I must confess, I’m so jealous you kept company with Patricia Wells. It is one of my life-long dreams to attend one of her classes in Provence (or Paris). Give me some time to save up (and some courage to get over some recent claustrophobia of flying) and MAYBE we can meet at one of her classes in France. I’m sure I could talk Bec into going (once her son is older). Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m pinning it for later.

    1. Susie, how fun would THAT be?! Thanks, as always for the great comments. Let’s start saving for that trip!