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Chocolate pie in red pie dish with edible flowers

Cheryl's Famous Chocolate Cream Pie

This pie is delicious, chocolatey and decadent. Only requires 20 minutes of active time, then refrigerate to set!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Servings 8
Calories 324kcal
Author Julia Day


  • Pie Dish
  • Sauce Pan


  • 1 1/4 cups graham crackers ground/crushed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350. Lightly grease your pie pan.
  • Mix together your crushed/ground graham crackers, melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and a pinch of salt. Fun add on: add cinnamon to your crust
  • Press your crust mixture into your pie dish, slightly up on the sides so you have crust on both the bottom and back of the pie slices. Bake for 10 minutes and take out to cool.
  • In a medium or large saucepan, mix together your sugar (1 cup), cocoa powder, cornstarch and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Over medium heat, slowly stir in the milk into the dry mixture.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally to make sure the mixture isn’t sticking to the bottom. Boil 1 minute.
  • Slowly incorporate the eggs, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 more minute.
  • Take off heat and stir in remaining butter and vanilla extract.
  • Pour into your pie crust and let cool before putting in the fridge. Refrigerate 4 hours to overnight. Serve by itself or with some homemade whipped cream!


  • How long will this last? This should last 3-4 days in the fridge! Currently testing the shelf life in the freezer (I have not been able to do so yet because I have eaten it all every time. Oops).
  • Does this need to be refrigerated? Yes, please keep in the fridge. This is OK to leave out at a party for a little bit, however keep in the fridge until serving and place leftovers back in the fridge.
  • The ground graham crackers are equivalent to one standard size sleeve of grahams.
  • Can I use regular pie crust for this chocolate cream pie? Absolutely! Though I personally think graham cracker crust is superior here.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg