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5 from 13 votes

Easy Chocolate Pie

This Easy Chocolate Pie is so simple but decadent. And yet not overly sweet. You only need 5 pantry ingredients for the filling and 5 minutes of prep. The hardest part is waiting for it to be done baking!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Cool1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pie, easy chocolate pie
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter ,melted
  • 5 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 9 inch pie crust ,homemade or store bought
  • whipped cream ,for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder. Vigorously whisk in the eggs, butter, and evaporated milk until completely combined and smooth (batter will be thin.)
  • Pour batter into the pie crust and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until the filling sets and there is a thin crust on the top. (It might be slightly jiggly in the center, but that’s okay - as it sits and cools, it will set up more.)
  • Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Slice and serve with a little whipped cream and chocolate shavings!

Notes

  1. You can use my homemade pie crust shell or a store bought - it is not baked first. The pie shell and filling bake together at the same time.
  2. If your oven runs hot and you notice your crust is browning too fast, use a crust protector. 
  3. After baking, pie should be left at room temperature as the cooling process normally takes a few hours. Within 5 hours, the pie should then be placed in the refrigerator. Cover loosely with plastic wrap until serving. Pie may be refrigerated for up to 3 days.