My Family Cocoa Cream Pie

Judith Sheppard


Can't say where I first came across this but it's been made by me for, well longer than I care to admit and I'm older than I care to admit. That said, it's a keeper! It's, dark, silky cocoa--'nuf said! I can't remember where I found it, or when I first made it but I've made it for half a century so I reckon it's mine to share at this point. Dig in, it's not a sin...just plain good!

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40 Min


9" baked pastry shell or graham cracker pie shell
1/2 c
cocoa (dark or dutch)
1 c
granulated sugar
1/3 c
1/4 tsp
3 c
half and half
1 1/2 tsp
whipped cream

How to Make My Family Cocoa Cream Pie


  • 1This is a delightfully easy pie to construct. Use a store bought crumb crust for the easiest way. I make my own and I'm sure you must have a delightful family crust recipe. If not, use a baked pastry shell and save yourself some clean up.
  • 2Combine coca, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saute pan. When thoroughly combined, stir half and half into it and blend until combined. NOTE: originally had heavy cream and skim milk but tested with all half and half and it is just as good and easier to use!
  • 3Set over medium high heat and stir continually until mixture comes to a low controlled simmering boil. Let it low boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla and pour into prepared crust.
  • 4Cover filling with plastic (like Saran) and cool for a while before putting in refrigerator. When thoroughly chilled, Cut and serve with whipped cream.

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About My Family Cocoa Cream Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings
Hashtags: #rich, #flavor, #cocoa-pie