Double Chocolate Pie Recipe

5 from 9 votes

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In this case, the best chocolate pie is also the easiest with this Double Chocolate Pie recipe! With a tasty combo of melted chocolate and mousse! YUM.

chocolate pie recipe

This time double chocolate PIE! More exciting life happenings: the next installment of my “oh crap, I’m going to a party and have nothing to bring” recipe series. I’m actually on a pie kick so I’ll be posting a lot of these super quick pie recipes that are all completely perfect for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. YES.

easy chocolate pie

I thought I’d start with a typical pie flavor, CHOCOLATE, and make it more decadent and delicious and chocolatey. Because that’s just what I do ’round these parts.

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I use a simple instant chocolate pudding as the base, add in more chocolate {!} fold in some whipped cream {!!!} and pour it all into a pre-baked {store bought!!!!!} pie shell. I also top it off with more whipped cream (I know) and chocolate shavings. Together you get a silky taste combo of melted chocolate and mousse. Wowza.

It’s seriously so stinkin’ easy to throw together and tastes awesome 🙂

Chocolate Pie

Save this recipe for the holidays or whip one up today. You’ll love it no matter when you try it. Promise!!

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5 from 9 votes

Double Chocolate Pie Recipe

In this case, the best chocolate pie is also the easiest with this Double Chocolate Pie recipe! With a tasty combo of melted chocolate and mousse! YUM.
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 9 inch "blind baked" pie shell I used a Marie Callender's frozen crust*
  • 8 oz. semisweet baking chocolate I used Ghiradelli chocolate
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar optional
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 5.1 oz. package instant chocolate pudding
  • chocolate shavings for garnish


  • For the filling, break baking chocolate into pieces into a bowl and melt slowly in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds. Once melted 2/3rds of the way, continue to stir chocolate to melt the rest of the way. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whip cream with vanilla and powdered sugar until stiff. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl using a hand mixer, whip milk with chocolate pudding mix until smooth. Sit 3 minutes to thicken. Whip in cooled melted chocolate. Scrape sides and mix again briefly. Fold in half of the whipped cream. Pour into cooled pie shell. Top with remaining whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Cover gently with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • *Bake pie crust according to package directions and cool completely before filling.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 5.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pie
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  1. Judy Mantha Fairley

    Can’t wait to try this for family Christmas dinner. My grandson is in a wheelchair but boy does he love chocolate!

  2. This week at the Brennan's | Lauren's Latest

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  3. Danielle Cooper

    5 stars
    Lauren, I looked all over for this recipe tonight and couldn’t find it! Tomorrow is my husbands birthday and he loves chocolate cream pie and I made yours 3 years ago. Couldn’t find thatcsanr recipe tonight and went with another recipe and yuck, it’s thick and clumpy and bumpy even! So…I searched and searched and knew it was you that published it and I am so happy I found it again!!! You are the best and have the best recipes and ideas! Thank you for saving the day! Sending you lots of love and appreciation for everything you do for all of us!!!

  4. Erica

    Hello! So I made this lovely pie (in a graham cracker crust) and while the taste was delicious, it didn’t set after several hours in the fridge. So when we cut into it, there was no shape – it was just a bunch of loose chocolate pudding/mousse on a crust. Any ideas of what I did wrong?

    1. Lauren

      The only thing I can think of is you used the cooking kind of pudding instead of the instant. It should be very thick when you add it into the pie shell.

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  8. Brooke

    5 stars
    So I made this for thanksgiving and I was a little nervous about how my chocolate ???? seized up when I mixed it with the pudding BUT it left this light bit of chocolate flakes that made it seem like I did it on purpose, everyone loved and raved about this pie! Lauren’s latest is the first site I search for yummy recipes

  9. michelle

    i am making this for thanksgiving tomorrow on behalf of my sister who is craving chocolate while pregnant with my 3rd nephew! 🙂 happy thanksgiving!

  10. Sara

    Dear Laura,

    Yesterday I saw your post about the chocolate pie you had made for your husband (then boyfriend) the first time u had called him over. The recipe looked irresistible. The problem is I can’t seem to find it today. It’s nowhere on your Facebook page or your blog. Can you kindly share again. Thanku!!
    I love your blog

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  12. Kristin

    I am making this for a get together with friends on Friday, how far in advance can I make it? Is the day before too early? Thanks!

  13. Mindy

    5 stars
    Hap;py Thanksgiving, hope you are feeling better! We made your Super Speedy Double Chocolate Pie as one of our pie selections, and what a huge hit! Delicious, decadent, and everyone is still talking about it. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get to rest and recover this weekend. The never ending virus is running through the Midwest as well, somehow I’ve avoided it – but my household has been fighting it, everyone is finally well, that day will come for you too 🙂

  14. Marina

    Best chocolate pie I’ve ever made, rave reviews from all who ate it today, thx for our new favorite holiday pie. Customized with some toffee bit sprinkles along with grated chocolate on top. For Christmas may try some crushed peppermint candies instead. Truly foolproof and outstanding recipe!

  15. PaMcJay

    Lauren, I made a similar pie this weekend! I made a cookie crust using Teddy Graham’s, then I made 1 pkg. each of Oetker dark and milk chocolate mousse. I spread the dark in first, then the milk chocolate and topped it with Cool Whip and finally shaved chocolate for garnish. Happy Birthday to my husband!!

  16. Marilyn Brennan

    Yeah, this does sound nummy! And easy. And BTW my husband never seems to catch things when I do, either. They must have good immune systems.

  17. Malinda @ Countryside Cravings

    This pie looks absolutely lovely!! I hate being sick on top of being pregnant, it’s just so much worse! Get well soon!

  18. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    5 stars
    I always like to include a chocolate pie on Thanksgiving. Such a nice change from all the pumpkin and pecan. This is a really smart shortcut!