Grandma’s Chocolate Pie

Grandma’s Chocolate Pie is a classic dessert that brings back nostalgic memories for many. Here’s a traditional recipe for Grandma’s Chocolate Pie:


  • 1 pie crust, baked and cooled (you can use store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, for topping (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the whole milk and egg yolks until smooth.
  3. Gradually whisk the milk mixture into the sugar mixture in the saucepan until smooth.
  4. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  5. Boil for 1 minute, continuing to stir constantly, then remove the saucepan from the heat.
  6. Stir in the chopped unsweetened chocolate and unsalted butter until melted and smooth.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract until well combined.
  8. Pour the chocolate filling into the baked and cooled pie crust.
  9. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming.
  10. Refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or until the filling is set and chilled.
  11. Once chilled, remove the plastic wrap from the surface of the filling.
  12. If desired, top the pie with whipped cream before serving.
  13. Slice and serve Grandma’s Chocolate Pie chilled, and enjoy!

This rich and creamy chocolate pie is sure to be a hit with family and friends. It’s a perfect dessert for any occasion, and Grandma’s recipe will surely become a favorite in your household too!

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