Dairy Farmers of Canada

Mile-High Chocolate Pudding Pie

This recipe is taken from the 2018 Milk Calendar. Who can resist a classic pudding pie’s creamy, chocolatey goodness?

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
  • Refrigeration: 2 h
  • Baking Time: 8 min
Yields 8
mile high chocolate pudding pie


  • Crust
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chocolate cookie or graham wafer crumbs
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate about 3 oz (90 g)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) 35% cream
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • coarsely grated chocolate (optional)
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Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).


Melt butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Remove from heat; stir in crumbs. Turn into a 9-inch (23 cm) shallow glass pie plate. Press evenly up sides and on bottom of pie plate. Bake for 8 min in centre of preheated oven until set.


In a medium saucepan, whisk cocoa with sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in egg as best as you can; add milk. Continue to whisk until smooth and no lumps remain. Set over medium heat. Stirring continuously, bring to a boil, about 3 to 5 min. Filling will thicken and bubble. Reduce heat to low; simmer gently and stir for 1 min. Add chocolate and butter. Stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Turn into slightly cooled pie shell. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until cold and set.


Beat cream with sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Spoon onto chilled pie. Swirl. Grate chocolate over top if using. Refrigerate until ready to eat. Best eaten within a day of making.


If you don’t want a “skin” to form on the chocolate filling, press a piece of plastic wrap directly on surface of filling while it chills

For a fancier version of this pie, use a 9-inch (23 cm) tart shell. Garnish with gooseberries, cherries and chocolate curls.

Go all out and drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream!

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 477 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Fat: 34 g
Fibre: 2.2 g
Sodium: 191 g

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 13 % / 147 mg
Riboflavin: 21 %
Vitamin A: 32 %
Vitamin B12: 28 %
Vitamin D: 39 %