Minny’s chocolate pie with a buttery flakey crust and a delicious chocolate fudge pie filling topped with whipped cream. This chocolate pie is inspired by the movie The Help.
You won’t be able to stop with just one piece! It’s easy to make with simple ingredients.
YES, it’s as good as it looks. This chocolate pie tastes like a brownie with a buttery and flakey crust.
If you have ever seen the movie The Help this pie is just like Minnie’s chocolate pie but without the terrible awful.
The Pie Crust
The pie crust is best if it’s homemade.
The pie crust I have used for this chocolate pie recipe multiple times is from The Gracious Wife. It’s rich and buttery and compliments this chocolate pie filling perfectly.
Store-bought pie crusts are not as flakey or buttery as homemade. However, if you are in a pinch for time, ingredients, or struggle to make pie crusts work store-bought is still a great alternative to save you.
Especially when it’s the holidays and you have multiple pies to make, why not save yourself from having to make a bunch of pie crusts?
Whether you use a homemade or store-bought pie crust, you will want to bake the crust separately first.
This helps crisp up the crust so you do not have a soggy pie at the end.
Ingredients for Minny’s Chocolate Pie
- Homemade Pie Crust or Thawed Store-Bought Pie Crust
- Granulated Sugar
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Large Eggs
- Evaporated Milk
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Whipped Cream
The image above shows all of the ingredients you need for the chocolate pie filling, plus a pie crust and whipped cream for topping.
How to Make Minny’s Chocolate Pie
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make a homemade pie crust or use store-bought. Do not grease the pie pan as this can change the pie crust consistency.
Carefully transfer the pie crust to the pie pan. I have found it’s easiest to fold the pie crust in half for transferring and then unfold and position it so it is centered in the pan.
To see ways to crimp and decorate your pie crust edges check out Food 52’s tips for decorating.
Poke pie crust with fork to prevent air bubbles from forming as it bakes. If you have pie weights or dry beans, place them in foil and put the foil on to the pie crust.
This helps prevent bubbling as well. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from the oven and remove foil and pie weights.
While the crust bakes, cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add eggs, evaporated milk, salt, vanilla, and cocoa to the bowl. Blend well and pour onto the pie crust.
Place pie back into the oven and bake for 50 minutes. It may be slightly jiggly still, it will set once you remove it from the oven.
It may also have risen in the center but will fall slightly as it sets. This is normal.
Allow to rest for at least 1 hour. Serve with whipped cream.
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