Chocolate Layer Pie

Sherry Wilkins


This is a recipe that my mother made for me as a child. I'm not really sure where she got the recipe. It was, and still is, one of my favorites. It is always requested at family gatherings.


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45 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c
    pecans, in pieces

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 8 oz
    whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 c
  • 1/4 - 1/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1/4 - 1/3 c
    corn starch
  • 1 pinch
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 8 oz
    whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pecans

How to Make Chocolate Layer Pie


  1. For the crust:
    Mix the flour, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, melted butter and nuts.
    Pat into a 13x9 pan.
    Bake until edges start to brown.
  2. For the cream cheese layer:
    With a mixer, combine the powdered sugar and cream cheese.
    Mix well.
    Fold in 8 oz whipped topping.
    Refrigerate until pudding layer is ready.
    Spread on top of the cooled crust.
  3. For the pudding layer:
    In a medium size saucepan add the sugar, cocoa, corn starch, salt, butter, egg yolks and milk. Before heating, stir until well mixed (corn starch won't desolve in hot liquids).
    Cook on medium heat, whisking constantly, until pudding has thickened.
    Stir in vanilla.
    Place on top of cream cheese layer. Cool.
  4. For the top layer:
    Top the pudding layer with 8 oz whipped topping.
    Sprinkle with finely chopped pecans.
    Cool 4 hours or over night before serving.

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About Chocolate Layer Pie

Course/Dish: Pies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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