My grandma Meme's famous Chocolate Pie recipe is the absolute best! It's made with a sweet graham cracker crust, rich, chocolate filling and homemade whipped cream. It's easy to make and a favorite for everything from summer BBQ's to holiday meals!
In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup granulated sugar and melted butter.
Press the graham cracker crust firmly into a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake the crust for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Set aside.
Chocolate Pie Filling
Add the granulated sugar, flour and cocoa to a medium saucepan. Stir to combine the ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk the 4 egg yolks together, then add them to the saucepan with the dry ingredients.
Pour the 2 cups of milk into the saucepan and stir to combine everything.
Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
Stir the chocolate pie filling consistently, for about 20-25 minutes, until it is thick and creamy.
When the pie filling is finished, stir in a pinch of salt before adding it to the crust.
Pour the chocolate pie filling into the prepared graham cracker crust.
Place the pie in the refrigerator to 4 hours, to allow the filling to set.
Before serving, prepare the whipped cream topping, if you'd like.
Add the heavy cream and sugar to a large mixing bowl, or the base of a stand mixer.
Use the whisk attachment for the stand mixer, or a hand mixer, and whip the cream on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until medium peaks form.
Spread on top of the chocolate pie, or serve it on the side.
Always make sure you do a good job of separating the egg yolks from the whites. This was one of my Moms main tips when we made this recipe together. She said that if you get egg whites in the chocolate pie filling, they will cook and could make the filling lumpy.
To make this pie quicker and easier, you can purchase a pre-made graham cracker crust and store bought whipped cream.
Leftover pie should always be covered and stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge. The whipped cream topping will not last that long in the fridge. If you plan to only serve part of the pie right after it’s made, I recommend serving the whipped cream on the side, instead of on top of the pie.
You can also serve this chocolate pie in a traditional pie crust or Oreo crust. Follow my Mom’s traditional pie crust recipe, on this post for her homemade Cherry Pie. To make an Oreo cookie crust, simply substitute the graham cracker crumbs for 1 1/4 cups crushed Oreos.