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Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe

If you are in the mood for something sweet, this chocolate fudge pie recipe is just what you need! This pie is a classic in the South like grandma used to make! It’s rich and decadent with cocoa powder, evaporated milk, sugar, and more!

Sweet Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe

The Best Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe: Just For You!

Everyone has their favorite type of pie. For some, it’s that classic apple pie, while for others, pumpkin pie is everything! If yours happens to be anything chocolate, you are in luck. Here is the perfect chocolate fudge pie, thanks to my grandmother.

She always made this pie for a special occasion, specifically around Thanksgiving and Christmas!

For Christmas, she would surprise us all by crushing up a few candy canes and sprinkling them over the top of the pie giving it a hint of peppermint flavor. It’s really tasty!

This pie recipe is just like hers (straight from her recipe book, actually), and it comes out perfect every time.

Now, it’s your turn to make it!

Chocolate Fudge Pie Recipe

Ingredients Needed To Make Fudge Pie

To make this pie recipe at home, these are the ingredients you will need:

  • Butter: I recommend using unsalted butter for this recipe. You’ll only need half a stick.
  • Sugar: Use white refined sugar. Sift it through a flour sifter to remove any sugar crystals so that the filling is silky smooth.
  • Cocoa powder: For this recipe, I used the unsweetened kind. I sometimes use dark chocolate cocoa powder to add a bit of bitterness to temper the sweetness, and it’s delicious!
  • Eggs: These eggs help bind all the ingredients together and give the pie filling that creamy texture.
  • Evaporated milk: Adding in the evaporated milk helps thicken the chocolate pie filling. It also adds a touch more sweetness as well!
  • Vanilla: When I use vanilla for baking, I like to use real vanilla extract, not vanilla flavoring.
  • Pie crust: I used an unbaked pie crust I bought at the grocery store. This cut my prep time in nearly half! You could also swap it out for a graham cracker crust if you prefer it.

What To Serve With Chocolate Fudge Pie

To lead up to this delicious pie for dessert, I like to start dinner with a bowl of roasted butternut squash soup.

Then, I’ll make the kiddos’ favorite meal: Creamy mac and cheese with a side of roasted broccoli. Yum!

And, to top off the delicious meal, I like to surprise the family with a slice of chocolatey fudge pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Tip: Want to make more pie? Follow this no-bake frozen lemonade pie! You only need 4 ingredients to make it.

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Pie:

  • Medium saucepan
  • Metal spoon
  • Pie plate

Frequently Asked Questions About Sweet Chocolate Pie

Whenever I share this recipe, I get some of the same questions. Here are the most popular ones that people ask!

If you have a question that isn’t listed here, please leave them in the comments, and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.

Can I use a homemade pie crust?

Yes! I like to use a premade pie crust to save myself some time, but if you have a pie crust recipe you prefer to make from scratch, you can use that too. 

What is a good substitution for evaporated milk?

If you cannot find evaporated milk or just prefer to use something else, I would recommend swapping it out for heavy cream or half and half.

Do you have to refrigerate fudge pie?

You can refrigerate this pie, but it’s not necessary. If you want to, let the pie cool down until it’s at room temperature and then wrap it in food-safe plastic wrap and store it in the fridge.

How long does fudge pie last in the fridge?

If you store the pie correctly, you have between 3-4 days to enjoy it (though we all know it probably will be gone in a day).

Delicious Fudge Pie

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

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If you are in the mood for something sweet, this chocolate fudge pie recipe is just what you need! This pie is a classic in the South like grandma used to make! It’s rich and decadent with cocoa powder, evaporated milk, sugar, and more!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 4 oz. butter (½ stick)
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in sugar and cocoa powder and mix well.
  5. Add eggs and stir mixture. Do not beat.
  6. Stir in evaporated milk and vanilla.
  7. Pour into pie crust and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue cookings for 20-25 minutes, until crust is brown.
  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of pie
  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 38 g
  • Sodium: 34 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 79 mg

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