Ultimate Double Chocolate Pie Recipe

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This Ultimate Double Chocolate Pie Recipe is like fudge in an Oreo shell – super chocolaty, rich, decadent, and SO yummy. Unapologetically addicting.

I decided to bring this old Chocolate Pie Recipe back from the dark ages of my blog, reshoot it with step-by-step photos and share it with you BECAUSE this is the pie I made for my husband when I was crushing on him hardback in our college days. This is the very first thing I made for him that he tried and lemmetellyou, that was a good decision. At that very early stage in our relationship, I didn’t know how much of a chocoholic he was, but I’m almost positive it sealed my fate as his wife. Now, years later, we still are very much in love with each other…and this pie.

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Chocolate Pie Recipe

I truly wish I came up with this pie on my own, but it’s a recipe that my Mom’s friend found in an old Homemaker’s magazine. It uses lots of common ingredients and comes together relatively quickly. You will need to let this set on the counter and then in the fridge, but once the waiting is over, you will be shocked at how good it is. Do not be deceived by the simple look that this pie has. You will have monumental results if used in the correct fashion. It worked wonders for me! So, here is my beloved pie recipe. Find someone you love to enjoy this with!

  • Oreo Crumbs and Melted Butter – you can always buy oreo cookie crumbs if you don’t want to make them yourself or just buy the store-bought crust, though homemade tastes 2 million times better. Just sayin’.
  • Egg Yolks – your pie will NOT set if you do not thicken the cream and egg mixture long enough. If you are unsure whether or not the mixture is thick enough, continue cooking for another 5 minutes ensuring the water in your double boiler is at a simmer. This should continue to thicken the mixture. (Even if your pie doesn’t set, it’s still ridiculously delicious!)
  • Heavy Cream – this helps create a silky smooth texture.
  • Granulated Sugar – to sweeten even more.
  • Salt – to balance out the sweet taste.
  • Vanilla Extract – for flavor.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips –  we use almost an entire full package here, so plan accordingly.
  • Whipped Cream – either get some store-bought kind or make Homemade Whipped Cream.

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How to Make Chocolate Pie

  1. Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter together until moist. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate while making the filling.

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  1. Separate eggs. Lightly stir yolks and set aside.

Egg mixture

  1. Heat cream in a double boiler over simmering water until scalded. Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved, about 2 minutes.

Cream mixture

  1. Stream some hot cream into yolks to temper. Stir tempered egg yolks into a double boiler with remaining cream. Cook over the double boiler, whisking occasionally until it starts to thicken and coat a spoon, about 8 minutes.

Cream mixture

  1. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate chips. Hello, perfectly gorgeous filling! Someone pass me a spoon.

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  1. Pour into the prepared shell and cool to room temperature.

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  1. Cover with plastic wrap directly on filling and refrigerate 4-6 hours to overnight until the pie is completely set and chilled.

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  1. You’ll know it’s set when the plastic wrap peels off completely clean. 

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  1. Cut into pieces and serve with whipped cream.

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Leftovers

This Chocolate Pie Recipe is perfect for leftovers because it is best served cold! Which also means, it’s the perfect make-ahead recipe too!!! When saving for later, make sure to cover with plastic wrap to avoid the filling from drying out. By doing this, the pie should stay good for up to four days in your refrigerator.

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Even More Chocolate Pie Recipes!

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As you can probably tell by these photos, this chocolate pie recipe is really decadent and rich which makes it *THE* perfect pie for Valentine’s Day. Print this one out and make it again and again. You won’t be sorry!

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5 from 15 votes

Ultimate Double Chocolate Pie Recipe

This Ultimate Double Chocolate Pie Recipe is like fudge in an Oreo shell - super chocolaty, rich, decadent, and SO yummy. Unapologetically addicting.
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 50 mins

Ingredients

for the crust-

  • 2 cups OREO cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

for the filling-

  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips almost an entire regular sized package
  • whipped cream for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter together until moist. Press into 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate while making the filling.
  • Separate eggs. Lightly stir yolks and set aside.
  • Heat cream in a double boiler over simmering water until scalded. Stir in sugar and salt until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stream some hot cream into yolks to temper. Stir tempered egg yolks into a double boiler with remaining cream. Cook over the double boiler, whisking occasionally until it starts to thicken and coat spoon, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate chips. Pour into prepared shell and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap directly on filling and refrigerate 4-6 hours to overnight until plastic wrap comes off clean and pie is completely set and chilled. Cut into pieces and serve with whipped cream.

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Notes

Your pie will NOT set if you do not thicken the cream and egg mixture long enough. If you are unsure whether or not the mixture is thick enough, continue cooking for another 5 minutes ensuring the water in your double boiler is at a simmer. This should continue to thicken the mixture. {Even if your pie doesn't set, it's still ridiculously delicious!}
*Taken from Homemaker's Magazine
 

Nutrition

Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pie, chocolate pie recipe, how to make chocolate pie

 

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97 Responses
  1. Faith

    What a great story Lauren! Thanks for sharing. The pie looks really really good and I bet the taste is out of this world.

    Have a great Valentines day and a great week ahead.

  2. Amy Diestler

    You left out the part between the those three lost years – when we would go “ring shopping,” and you would tell the jewler that you were picking out an engagement ring for your “finance,” Gordon Brennen, to give you. If we had only known . . . 🙂

  3. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    What a lovely pie and picture of you and your husband! My hubby’s birthday is coming up soon and in honor of the day (also “Pi Day” 3.14 – I know, super geeky) I wanted to make him something just like this. I’ll be saving this recipe to try soon and am going to explore more of your yummy recipes! Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂 – Georgia

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  5. I found your blog from TK and I think it is so cute! That is such a sweet story about how you met your husband. Isn’t it funny how we remember so many details in our lives by food? I wonder if guys do the same thing.

  6. Marilyn Brennan

    Good descriptive words: shocker, beloved. Not only can a picture never look as good as this tastes, but words can’t describe it either. “Chocolate Silk” pretty much does it.

  7. Kristina Vanni

    Wow….simply gorgeous! You MUST consider entering this (or other creations!) in our chocolate contest this week! http://www.betterrecipes.com/contest/

  8. Sheena B

    Awwww. Such a cute story – I have a similar one involving vegetarian chili and cornmeal muffins. I am found of telling people who ask how my sweetie and I met “I fed him and he followed me home”….that was nearly eleven years ago. I think for our anniversary this year he gets your pie!

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    I could eat chocolate pie everyday and never get tired of it. Yours looks divine and I love your story, thanks for sharing.

  10. Vickii

    Hey Lauren,

    I love your blog! I came across it yesterday and have already bookmarked loads of recipes – now I have you to thank for hours I’ll spend baking (and eating!!) 🙂 This pie looks amazing!! Considering I love chocolate, it was an instant ‘bookmark’!

    Love the story of you and your husband and I’ll remember to make this pie when I meet the guy I want to marry (Fingers crossed he has a sweet tooth!!)

  11. hailey

    Hi Lauren,
    I made this and it was amazing! an absolute new favourite for sure!
    I put it up on my blog (http://www.naked-cup-cakes.com/2011/03/chocolate-silk-cream-pie.html)
    If you have a problem with me posting the recipe, please let me know! Also, I noticed one of my pictures is similar to yours (no-where near as nice, but my husband said it looked similar and that I should tell you) so if that is a problem, let me know as well 🙂
    I am still figuring out the rules and etiquette of the blogging world haha 🙂
    Thank you again for the amazing recipe! it was delicious!

  12. Pam

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren! I came across your blog a few months ago through your brother Matt 🙂
    Just wanted to let you know that I decided to make this pie for a dinner with my in-laws and it was AWESOME! I was a bit nervous to bring a dessert I had never made before, but it turned out really well and everybody loved it. Thanks so much!! ~Pam

  13. Michelle

    Hi Lauren! How fun to find your blog today…I follow “The Novice Chef” on twitter and I believe she re-tweeted one of your recipes and ta-dah…I am officially hooked on your site now and also follow you on twitter. That you’re in OR was a plus (my son is serving an LDS mission in the Portland area right now so am enjoying anything from Oregon…Tillamook ice cream has made it’s way to UT ~ YAY!!) and then the recipes are wonderful (I will be including some of them in a handout I am putting together for some young wives in our area, giving full credit to you and your site of course)…then the pictures of your cute family just sealed the deal…no brain-er, had to follow you! You’re adorable 🙂 ~~Michelle

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    5 stars
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    1. Anna

      Whip those egg whites until stiff and mix with icing sugar , and work them up until you can make little balls with them .Take a plate and put 4 balls far apart on it .
      put in micro wave until you have nice meringue (just a few minutes ) repeat until all egg whites are done .Sugar them and serve them with fresh fruit and whip cream .

  17. Susie

    This looks amazing, quick question though! Did you just crush up actual Oreo cookies with the filling left in the middle or buy plain Oreo crumbs?
    Thank you!

  18. CC212

    Oh my goodness!! This is fantastic! I saw your recipe this last weekend, while we were snowed in and didn’t have enough eggs! I have been thinking about making this pie since then and just made it tonight. Definitely a keeper!! The only thing I changed was the crust. It was too much butter for me so I ended up adding an extra cup of crumbs. Everything else was absolutely perfect! I think I’m going to make mini cupcake size bites of this for a baby shower next month. Thanks for the recipe!

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  20. Sid

    This looks too deliciouss!!! .. I am a little confused though..
    Do we let it cool at room temprature and then refrigerate it or do we wrap it n fit in the refigerator right away? And the only chocolate used here is chocolate chips(except for oreo crumbs)? ..
    Thanks so muchh for the recipeee :)))

    1. Lauren

      Let it cool to room temperature on the counter, then add the plastic wrap directly to the filling and refrigerate until completely set.

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  22. Malin´s Diner

    Yum! I will absolutely try this very soon. I am going to open up a summer café outside my little shop in Glommen, on the west coast of Sweden. This will be perfect there!

    //Malin

  23. Ammy

    Omg omg .. This must b a drugg, but can i make it using half the amounts for all ingredients (as in make a half-sized pie)? Will that work fine, lauren? And can i use cooking chocolate in place of choco chips?? xx

    1. Lauren

      Yes, that should work just fine, just be sure to use a small pie plate. And do you mean baking chocolate squares? Cause those would work just fine in place of the chocolate chips.

  24. Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits

    My, this looks SO good. Thanks for sharing! I also loved that you brought in a little anecdote. I love recipes that have stories behind them. I can’t wait to try this out!

  25. Nadia

    This is a dumb question but I’m just dumb, I guess. I accidentally bought milk chocolate chips instead of semis-sweet. Will that be still alright or would you recommend that I send my husband to the store to exchange the chocolate chips?

  26. Lynn

    Oh come to momma!!! Heaven on earth is anything chocolate!!
    If your pie doesn’t set, give it a slight stir, and create ice cream topping!!
    Nobody will ever know the difference!!

    Lauren, thank you for the daily smiles! (Now if I could only button my jeans!!)
    ❤️

  27. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    So glad you are getting away. You need it. Plus you need to see your hubby.

    I really want to make this pie but my oldest son “doesn’t like chocolate”…… Hmmm, we have vanilla ice cream (his favorite) I could just give him that ! Settled, I’m making this tomorrow.

    Enjoy your time together.

  28. stephanie fortier

    OMG!!!
    I’m in love with your blog (4 years to late…). Actually, i’m making this pie (for an easter’s diner) right now (the cream is on with the eggs)… and it’s look great and yummy.
    Thanks for all your stories and all your recipes! 🙂

    (a french-canadian so happy to discover this ali baba cave) 🙂

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  30. Artist Elaine

    Taste and Tell Blog shared this recipe of yours for Valentine’s Day this year. Mine is chilling now. I did make a few minor changes. Since I refuse to buy anything that contains HFCS (Oreos does, as well as all the other chocolate sandwich cookies I could find locally), I bought and used Chocolate Teddy Grahams for the crust. I also found that I had no semi-sweet chocolate chips (pretty sure this has NEVER happened before), so I used bittersweet chips but cut down to about 8 oz. since my husband doesn’t care for dark, dark chocolate. We’re going out to dinner, but I thought it would be nice to have dessert later at home, once dinner has settled a bit, so this is for Valentine’s Day dessert and I wanted him to like it too! Just tasted the filling and it’s outstandingly delicious! Can hardly wait to eat the chilled pie!

  31. Priya

    Hi Lauren,
    Beautiful story and a wonderful recipe! Very impressive. Planning to try this recipe sometime this week for a guest. A small doubt. I would like to have the pie set a little more. Would adding a teaspoon of agar-agar help? is it ok to add it? What do you suggest?

    Thanks a ton for the wonderful recipe!

    Regards,
    Priya From India