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Chocolate Cream Pie with an Oreo Curst for Thanksgiving!
5 from 12 votes

Best Ever Chocolate Cream Pie

Rich, homemade chocolate pudding with a crispy Oreo crust and whipped cream topping. This pie is perfect for every holiday and every day in between.


Oreo Crust

  • 30 Oreo cookies
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

  • 5 egg yolks large
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 ounces semisweet* chocolate, chopped I prefer Ghirardelli, see note
  • 2 Tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream cold
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar less if you like your topping less sweet
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin or vanilla pudding mix optional BUT magical ingredient to keep your whipped cream from "melting" or weeping


Oreo Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Split Oreo cookies, remove and discard cream filling.

  3. Place Oreos in a food processor or high powered blender and finely crush.

  4. Melt butter in a medium bowl in the microwave, then add crushed Oreo cookies and sugar and mix until combined.

  5. Dump into pie pan and firmly press flat and up all the sides.

  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp. Let cool while you make the pudding.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

  1. Add egg yolks and milk to a small bowl and whisk together.

  2. In a medium-large saucepan add sugar, cornstarch and salt, stir together and then whisk in egg-milk mixture.

  3. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken (about 8 minutes). Then decrease heat and let cook for one more minute.

  4. Remove from heat and add chocolate, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and then pour into Oreo pie crust.

  5. Immediately cover pudding with plastic wrap. Let the plastic fall directly on the pudding, this will keep the pudding from forming a "skin" on top. Chill pie overnight or at least 8 hours.

Whipped Cream Topping

  1. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and use the whisk attachment to beat until stiff peaks form.

  2. Generously top your chilled pie!

Recipe Notes

You can substitute all or some for bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate if you are a dark chocolate lover!