The Best Chocolate Pie Recipe (With Peppermint Whipped Cream!)

If you’re looking for the Best Chocolate Pie recipe you’ve ever tasted, then welcome! Maybe I’m a bit biased, but after trying recipe after recipe, I’ve combined several and I do believe this is the best one I’ve ever made. My family agrees. It’s very chocolatey and to make it even more festive, I topped it with peppermint whipped cream. Enjoy!

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

Every November for my daughter’s Birthday she asks for a Chocolate pie. Her Birthday usually falls around Thanksgiving, some years on the actual Holiday itself, and it’s become a tradition for her to have Chocolate pie instead of cake. You would think I would make the same Chocolate pie year after year, but nope. I like to experiment and some years have been better than others. (Some years utter failures, unfortunately.) But this year was the best yet and I’m excited to share this recipe with you.

When you combine three different Chocolates, some of the best Half and Half around and then top it with peppermint whipped cream – what’s not to love? A recipe I tried several years ago combined two different chocolates, bittersweet and semi-sweet, and then I saw a recipe this year that added unsweetened chocolate squares. That’s when I knew I had to combine all three for a winner of a recipe.

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

This Chocolate pie recipe makes a pudding, almost custard-like filling. It’s thick and full of chocolate deliciousness and the peppermint whipped cream adds such a nice refreshing flavor to it. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at your next Holiday gathering.

The Half and Half and Heavy Whipping Cream is from Shamrock Farms whose creams have a reputation for being rich and creamy because they’re made from real dairy from cows never treated with the growth hormone rBST. This was my first introduction to the brand and I was really pleased with the texture and taste. I added a dollop of the Half and Half to my morning coffee and it was delicious. If you’re local to Austin or San Antonio, Texas keep an eye out for this brand in your local Walmart stores.

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

Here’s what’s in the filling:

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Here’s what’s in the Peppermint Whipped Cream:

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • crushed peppermint for pie topping
  • chocolate shavings for pie topping

A couple of baking notes:

  • I used a premade crust, so you won’t see a gathering of ingredients for it in the pictures. But I’ve included ingredients for the crust in the instructions if you’d like to make it yourself. I’m all for baking shortcuts, so this is one I chose to take.
  • If while stirring the filling you ask yourself if it’s thick enough yet, most likely it’s not. Stir it just until it turns to a pudding-like consistency and then take it off the burner. It goes from pudding to ‘what the heck did I just do?’ in a split second very quickly. Don’t ask how I know that.
  • Make sure you mix the chocolate mixture and the pudding mixture together well or you’ll have a streaked pie filling. Don’t ask how I know that.
  • This pie freezes well before you add the whipped cream topping. Make several and freeze one or two.
  • The filling makes either one deep dish pie or two of the pre-made crust pies that come in the foil pans.

A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

Chocolate Pie with Peppermint Whipped Cream Printable Recipe

Chocolate Pie with Peppermint Whipped Cream
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A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. I deep dish pre-made Chocolate Crust OR
  2. 2 regular Oreo pre-made crusts
If making own crust
  1. 2 1/2 cups of Oreo crumbs
  2. 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
Filling
  1. 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate squares, chopped
  2. 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  3. 3 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1/2 cup corn starch
  6. 3/4 tsp salt
  7. 6 egg yolks
  8. 3 cups half and half
  9. 3 Tablespoons butter
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Peppermint Whipped Cream
  1. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  3. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. (If making own crust, see notes below.)
For the Pie filling
  1. 1. For filling, in a microwave safe bowl, combine all three chocolates and butter and heat at 30 second intervals just until melted. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together the sugar, corn starch, salt and egg yolks over medium heat. Gradually add the half and half, whisking constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir until boiling. This takes about 5 minutes. Once it's boiling, continue to whisk for 1 to 2 minutes, until it becomes thick like pudding. Remove from the heat and stir in the melted chocolate mixture well and 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, until it's completely combined. Cover with a lid and let cool completely.
  3. 3. Once cooled, pour the mixture into either the deep dish pie crust or divide it into the 2 regular pie crusts. Cover and cool in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours before topping with the whipped cream.
For the Peppermint Whipped Cream
  1. 1. Pour all of the ingredients into a glass or stainless steel bowl and mix on medium high speed until it forms peeks and becomes thick. Spread on the pie and sprinkle with the crushed peppermint and grate chocolate on top.
Notes
  1. If you're making your own pie crust, preheat the oven to 350. Mix the crust ingredients together and press into a 10-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool and set aside.
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A decadent chocolate pie recipe perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. The peppermint whipped cream makes it the ultimate pie for the Holidays.

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