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Homemade chocolate pudding topped with sweetened whipped cream, all nestled inside a chocolate cookie crust, makes the most delicious no-bake Chocolate Pudding Pie.
One of my favorite desserts hands down is pie! It was my dessert of choice as a child for my birthday “cake.” I’m always a sucker for apple or mixed berry pie, but every now and then I love to make a no-bake pie. This Chocolate Pudding Pie is easy to make and will definitely satisfy that chocolate craving!
This Chocolate Pudding Pie starts with a no-bake chocolate cookie crust. I’ve found the perfect combo of cookies to butter, so that it won’t crumble and fall apart. I’ve even found that pulsing my crumbs extra fine helps too.
The second layer is homemade chocolate pudding, which is easier to make than you think. Sure it’s not a box mix, but when you taste the difference between the box, and the real deal, it’s worth a little extra time.
I find that it’s best to stick with whole milk for homemade pudding to ensure a super rich and creamy base. When I’m grocery shopping, I reach for DairyPure dairy products because I know they are the only milk backed by an exclusive Five-Point Purity Promise, ensuring that it:
- Contains no artificial growth hormones
- Is tested for antibiotics
- Is continually quality tested to ensure purity
- Only comes from cows fed a healthy diet and
- Is cold shipped fresh from your local dairy
If you’re like me, you stock up on milk for the holidays. Breakfast casseroles, bread pudding, mashed potatoes, frosting, pie! So many uses!
The DairyPure heavy whipping cream whips like a dream and stays nice and stiff for the top of the pie too. My kids wouldn’t stop licking the pudding or the cream. They’ve already asked me to make this chocolate pudding pie again! So creamy, rich, and delicious!
Chocolate Pudding Pie
- 25 regular Oreo cookies
- 5 Tbsp butter, melted
- 3 cups DairyPure® whole milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 large Chocolate Bar (King Size works best)
- Crush Oreo cookies in a food processor or blender until really fine.
- Melt butter in a glass 9-inch deep-dish pie plate in the microwave. Add the fine cookie crumbs and mix together until evenly combined. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to press the crumbs to the bottom and sides of the pie dish. Place crust in the fridge while working on the pudding.
- In a medium sauce pan, add milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Heat mixture while stirring over high heat until chocolate melts; about 1-2 minutes.
- Place egg yolks and sugar into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk together with a fork until pale yellow. Add cornstarch, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Pour warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, SLOWLY, whisking as you go so you don't curdle the eggs. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and place it onto the stovetop.
- Over medium-high heat, bring mixture to a boil, whisking constantly until thick. (Happens suddenly when it reaches a boil.) Remove from heat and whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes until creamy and smooth.
- Pour pudding into the pie crust. (*If you don't have a deep pie dish, you can save any extra pudding in small cups in the fridge.) Cover with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap gently onto the top of the pudding. (This helps the pudding from creating a film on top.)
- Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate the pie for a minimum of 4 hours. (Overnight works best.)
- Make the whipped cream: Pour heavy cream into a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until slightly thick, then add sugar and vanilla. Continue beating until medium-stiff peaks. Spread over pie.
- Use a vegetable peeler to cut chocolate shavings with the large chocolate bar over the whole pie. Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers. Can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
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