Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8

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This Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie is the dessert for chocolate lovers! It is rich, smooth, creamy and made from scratch — perfect for your holiday dessert table!


Happy Monday friends!

If you’ve been following me here for any length of time, you might find this post here a little odd. You might be thinking to yourself, “but, um — Ashley doesn’t do pie.”

And it’s true, in a sense. I am not a pie fanatic like a lot of people are.

piece of homemade chocolate pudding pie with whipped cream and chocolate shavings

It’s not that I dislike pie, it’s just that I would probably take a cookie, brownie, piece of cake, bowl of ice cream, or slab of cheesecake before I would go for the pie.

There’s one exception though (okay, two — this Banana Cream Pie is right up there): Chocolate Pie.

Because I know you know how much I love my chocolate. I mean, I haven’t exactly tried to hide it. (Though I do try to balance my obsession out with healthy meals like this Skillet Lasagna and this Oven Fried Chicken).

close up image of piece of dark chocolate pudding pie with bite on fork

And not that we need a reason to celebrate with chocolate (it is Monday), but you should know that August is Chocolate Heritage Month in Saint Lucia! Have you ever heard a more beautiful thing?

I’m not sure that anyone ever needed an excuse to want to visit Saint Lucia (it is definitely on my bucket list!), but if you do, a month-long celebration of chocolate would do it for me.

Many of the island’s resorts offer unique and delicious experiences to celebrate, including chocolate welcome packages, spa treatments, cocktails, chocolate tastings and even the opportunity to harvest, ferment, dry, roast and create your own chocolate truffles — it is bound to be an incredible adventure! And definitely one I hope I get to participate in someday.

So since I’m unable to celebrate Chocolate Heritage Month in Saint Lucia with a warm chocolate oil massage with beach views, I am consoling myself with chocolate pie!

When I was planning this recipe, I really wanted to use eggs for that rich, creamy texture but I didn’t want the extra step of tempering them. Basically, I wanted all of that homemade chocolate pudding flavor without any of the work.

And I won.

I decided to stir everything together before cooking, and strain it afterward and it worked better than I ever could have thought! I had my hopes up, but I just wasn’t sure if I was going to succeed. I’m happy to say that this chocolate pie is impressive enough to serve at your holiday gatherings this fall and winter, but without a lot of the stress that homemade chocolate pie or pudding can bring.

It’s easy, quick, and so rich and chocolatey, thanks to Saint Lucian chocolate!

piece of chocolate pie on a white plate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and bite on fork

*This post is sponsored by the Saint Lucia Tourism Board in honor of Chocolate Heritage Month — because we needed another excuse to eat chocolate pie, right?!

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie

5 from 1 vote
This Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding Pie is the dessert for chocolate lovers! It is rich, smooth, creamy and made from scratch — perfect for your holiday dessert table!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Calories 476cal


  • 1 pie crust baked according to package directions and cooled (or make your own from scratch!)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup powdered icing sugar


  • In a large skillet, combine sugar, cocoa powder and corn starch and whisk until smooth.
  • Add eggs and milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until it comes to a simmer.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened (should coat the back of a spoon and will look like thin pudding).
  • Remove from the heat, stir in chopped chocolate and stir until melted.
  • Pour through a fine mesh sieve into prepared pie crust and smooth with a spatula. Place a piece of wax paper over top and press onto the surface of the pudding to prevent a film from forming while it cools.
  • Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours or overnight.
  • Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and icing sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie once set. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 476cal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Carie Saad says

    Hershey’s makes a dark chocolate cocoa powder. The Hersheys Special Dark cocoa powder. I would use that.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I don’t often freeze custards or puddings so I’m not sure, though I probably wouldn’t. It can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for a day or two though.

  2. Jennifer Lopez says

    My husband was just reminding me how much he loves chocolate pie (he lacks subtlety) . Looks like I have a go to recipe. And you don’t like pie? My goodness, someone has never had a seasonal apple pie…

  3. Serene @ House of Yumm says

    It must have been pie day!! I never post pie either and shared one today 🙂 So I of course had to come check yours out too! Love how easy it is! And the pics look great too. Pie is definitely challenging!

  4. Kelly says

    I am not much of a pie person but would totally make an exception for this silky smooth and beautiful pie! It looks out of this world! Chocolate Heritage Month in Saint Lucia sounds awesome too!

  5. Rachel @ Bakerita says

    Holy cooooow, this looks like one seriously swoon-worthy, rich, beautiful, totally delicious pie! I love dark chocolate, and I would gobble a slice right up. And now I want to go to St Lucia for chocolate month! So fun.

  6. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! Chocolate pie has always been one of my favorites and the way you make the pudding makes it simpler to do! Gary just finished off the plum pie I made, so the timing is perfect!

  7. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I’ve never been to St. Lucia, but it’s on my travel bucket list as well! I had no clue they dedicated an entire month to celebrating chocolate, my husband will be thrilled with this fun fact. 😉 And he will flip his lid over this pie! He is chocolate pudding OBSESSED, so clearly I need to make this pie for him! Looks seriously delicious, Ashley! Cheers!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Thanks Jen! I actually don’t know if I’ve ever made a chocolate pudding pie until now — is that crazy?! Pie was never my job! Lol. But I think it may be this holiday season 😉

  8. Medha says

    I love pudding pies and chess pies, definitely my favorites! And a good pie honestly, for me, usually needs to have chocolate or peanuts/peanut butter in it. I love fruit pies, but they just can’t compete with chocolate 😉 This pudding pie looks so silky and delicious!

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I love pie, but it has to be a certain kinds in order for me to enjoy it. My favorite fruits and chocolate pie definitely rank up there! Pudding pies are SO good, and this dark chocolate one looks fantastic! I’d say this is the perfect pie!

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