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all-time favorite chocolate pudding and pie filling

(41 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Vanc. (born in Savannah, Ga), WA

I know some of you say, "OH NO NOT FROM SCRATCH" but, believe me, nothing compares to scratch taste. This pudding is such an easy recipe, You'll wonder why you ever buy a box. This chocolate pudding is so creamy and is my all-time favorite. Top this pie with sweetened whipped cream and you have one delicious pie. My mom says it's from a box of Hersheys Cocoa. I have no clue, but it has been a family favorite for a very long time.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This chocolate pudding is thick, creamy, and so decadent. It makes the perfect old-fashioned chocolate pie or dessert cups like you used to find in the school cafeteria. This pudding can be made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand. Most recipes like this have egg yolks, but not this one. Corn starch is what thickens this pudding. It's like magic... as soon as the pudding comes up to boil it thickens up. We topped ours with whipped cream and it was delicious. Perfect for any occasion since it can be whipped up in no time.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(41 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For all-time favorite chocolate pudding and pie filling

  • 1/2 c
    Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 1 1/8 c
    sugar (add sparingly, then taste test if you need more add more)
  • 1/3 c
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    good vanilla extract
  • pre-made deep dish pie crust

How To Make all-time favorite chocolate pudding and pie filling

  • Dry ingredients whisked together in a saucepan.
    In a medium saucepan, mix all dry ingredients. Whisk well.
  • Adding milk and whisking together.
    Gradually add milk to dry ingredients in the saucepan. Whisk until smooth and well blended.
  • Cooking over heat until it boils.
    Cook over medium-high heat. Stir constantly. Mixture will come to a boil. Boil 1 minute or until the pudding is thick. The pudding will not thicken up when it cools.
  • Adding butter and vanilla extract.
    Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. Whisk to blend.
  • Chocolate pudding in a small bowl.
    Pour into serving dishes.
  • Chocolate pudding poured into a baked pie crust.
    For a pie, pour into a cooled and baked 9" pie crust.
  • Pie covered in plastic wrap.
    Cover with plastic wrap. Cool in refrigerator for 4-6 hrs or until firm.
  • Whipped cream on top of the pudding pie.
    Top with chilled sweetened whipped cream.