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Mama's Famous From Scratch Chocolate Pudding Pie is silky, luscious, and velvety. This classic recipe is super easy and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Mama's Famous From Scratch Chocolate Pudding Pie

Mama's Famous From Scratch Chocolate Pudding Pie is a very simple and quick pie to make. It can easily be made in 30 minutes. With a luscious, velvety texture and chocolate flavor this pie is a family favorite. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, American/Southern
Keyword chocolate, pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 264kcal
Author Paula at CallMePMc.com


For the chocolate filling

For the meringue

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Blind bake pie crust for 7 minutes. Blind bake means to bake the pie crust without anything in it. Pierce the bottom of the crust 4 to 5 times with the tines of a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, In a saucepan at medium temperature, whisk together sugar and egg yolks until combined.
  • Add flour and cocoa powder to egg mixture. Whisk to combine. 
  • Add milk and stir gently to combine.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1-minute, whisking continuously.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Whisk until the butter melts. The mixture should be a thick pudding-like consistency. It will firm up a little as it cools.
  • Pour chocolate pudding mixture into the pie crust.
  • Pour into serving dishes or into the cooled, blind baked 9" pie crust. Cover with Plastic wrap. Cool in refrigerator 4-6 hours or until firm. Top with whipped cream or meringue.

For the meringue

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer
  • Beat until soft peaks begin to form
  • Slowly add sugar
  • Beat until they form stiff, glossy peaks
  • Fold in vanilla
  • Spread meringue over pie
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown


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Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.4mg