Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total Time
9 Hours 35 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

With a rich, creamy filling and melt-in-your-mouth crust, this is quite possibly the best chocolate pie ever.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pulse chocolate wafers in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until finely crushed. Stir together wafer crumbs and butter, and firmly press mixture on bottom, up sides, and onto lip of a lightly greased 9-inch pie plate. Freeze crust 30 minutes.

Step 2

Whisk together 2/3 cup sugar and 3 Tbsp. cornstarch in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan.

Step 3

Whisk together egg yolks and milk in a small bowl; whisk yolk mixture into sugar mixture in pan, and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens. Cook 1 more minute. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring at 30-second intervals. Whisk melted chocolate, rum, and vanilla into thickened filling. Spoon filling into prepared crust. Place plastic wrap directly onto filling (to prevent a film from forming), and chill 8 to 24 hours.

Step 5

Beat whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Top pie with whipped cream, and garnish, if desired.

Step 6

Note: We tested with Nabisco FAMOUS Chocolate Wafers and Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bars.

Ratings & Reviews

senojjones's Review

August 01, 2011
@Preggygirl, go back to Ding Dongs and Little Debby cakes. This pie is amazing. Rich chocolate pudding with a dark chocolate shell. I used Schlage for the topping, ie Heavy whipping cream with a Tbls of confectioners sugar. This is not on my diet or anyone else's diet. But occasionally you have to feed your soul. My soul is smiling

jamiegolden's Review

May 30, 2011
Delicious, my family and I love this pie. I use a pastry crust instead of the chocolate crust, makes for a milder chocolate taste.

Hoolers's Review

February 03, 2011
I too thought it was a little too rich but everyone at work LOVED it! I will make it again but use half milk chocolate.

kycook11's Review

January 15, 2011
This is a great pie, just a little too rich for me and I am a chocolate lover.

alcar125's Review

October 04, 2010
Absolutely decadent -- a must for true chocolate lovers.

MartiS's Review

September 26, 2010
Made this pie for my Southern Living group luncheon and it got rave reviews! One comment, "This was the best chocolate pie I've ever had!" Would definitely make it again!

Peppygirl's Review

September 07, 2010
This was without a doubt the most chocolate intense pie I've ever tasted. The crust was a lot of chocolate and then to add Giradelli bittersweet (2 bars) was just too much. Very expensive dessert that was not eaten. I would not ever make this pie again. Sorry!