Ladd’s Chocolate Pie

By Eat More Chocolate Team    ,   

April 15, 2015

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Perfectly simple pie that isn't too sweet!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 5 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 8


In a large saucepan over medium heat, stir together the sugar, cornstarch and salt.

Pour in the milk, then the beaten eggs.

Cook, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil.

Remove from the heat and add the chocolate, butter and vanilla.

Stir until the chocolate is all melted.

Pour into the baked pie shell and chill in the fridge for several hours until set.


1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups whole milk

4 egg yolks, beaten with a fork

6 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 baked pie shell (store-bought is fine)

Optional toppings: whipped cream, hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, chopped walnuts, raspberries and sprinkles