Yoder’s Amish Chocolate Pie is smooth, silky, and practically melts in your mouth. Each slice transports you staight to Granma’s kitchen.  This pie is satisfying without being overly rich. We love topping it with gobs of whipped cream and sprinkling with chocolate shavings.  Be sure to try my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe as well!

Delicious Chocolate Pie

Yoder’s Amish Chocolate Pie

Each slice is satisfying without being overly rich. We love topping it with gobs of whipped cream and sprinkling with chocolate shavings.  The key to making this chocolate pie amazing and over the top is the fourth and fifth steps.  Chill for a minimum of 2 hours.  This pie takes a bit of time to firm up and the chilling time allows the flavors to build up a bit.  Trust me!  If you can stand it, I would wait even longer if you can.   I know that is asking a LOT.  Just look at this amazing pie.  The whipped cream and chocolate shavings are a must as well.  They add texture and complimenting flavor to the already amazing chocolate pie.

What kind of Chocolate is in a Chocolate Pie?

I have tried this pie with many different variations of chocolate.  It works any number of ways.  You can use cocoa powder (like I do), or semi-sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, dark chocolate, or bittersweet.  My personal preference is cocoa powder. You can play around with the different chocolate options to see what you like the best.  If you do choose to go with a chocolate bar or chocolate chip, be prepared for the extra melting time.  I would highly suggest having all of your chocolate chopped up before you start heating the saucepan.  If you go this route, you will add the chocolate pieces in AFTER you add the melted butter.  Its a slight and subtle change, but an important one.  You want to add the chocolate after the dish has already started heating (versus in the begginng with a powdered chocolate).

Creamy Chocolate Filling

How to Make a Chocolate Pie

You might assume that making a chocolate pie would be a complex process.  Timely?  Yes.  Complex?  Not at all.  There are only a handful of simple steps in making this chocolate pie recipe.  You will have the whole thing assembled in 10-15 minutes.  But you will have to wait a while to enjoy your tasty treat!

  • Combine dry ingredients:  Starting with a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and cocoa.
  • Combine liquid ingredients:  In a separate bowl, milk, egg yolks, and vanilla.  Whisk that together and pour it into the saucepan with the dry ingredients.
  • Simmer:  Add in the melted butter and (stirring occasionally) bring it to a simmer (this allows the mixture to thicken).
  • Assemble Pie:  Once thickened, pour directly into a baked pie crust.
  • Chill:  One of the most critical steps in the chocolate pie recipe is the chill time.  Allow the pie to chill a minimum of two hours.  This gives the pie the time to firm up.

Looking for More Pie Recipes?

First, you simply must try my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe.  Once you have the foundation, here are few more pies I love!

Strawberry Pie

German Chocolate Pie

Amish Custard Pie

Caramel Apple Pie

4.84 from 6 votes


Prep Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Straight from grandma's kitchen, Yoder's Amish Chocolate Pie is smooth, silky, and practically melts in your mouth. Each slice is satisfying without being overly rich. We love topping it with gobs of whipped cream and sprinkling with chocolate shavings.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 9- inch baked pie crust, Try my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe above!
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings


  • In a large sauce pan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and cocoa.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, yolks, and vanilla. Pour into the sauce pan.
  • Turn the heat to medium and stir in the butter. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.
  • Pour into the baked pie crust and smooth the top. Let cool at room temperature for 2 hours and chill in the refrigerator for an additional 2 hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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Adapted from Amish365. Photography by The PKP Way.


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  1. 5 stars
    My family loves this pie. It has become one of our very favorites! It is so easy to make, I follow the recipe to a T!
    You do have to plan ahead as it does need to cool off before adding the whipped cream. Sometimes we don’t even add it. Vanilla ice cream goes so well with this. Thank you😁💕

  2. Why don’t people read the recipe. The instruction are very plain. I found this while I browsing, I see this on facebook too. People are always asking for instructions. The people that print these are very specific.
    I know this is long way from the other dates, but I see these comments so much.

  3. Hi by any chance this is the same Yoder amish in western NY?
    Cuz I do go to their farm for raw milk organic eggs, and even go to
    Miller’s Bulk Food store We love it there!!!

    1. If you click on them icon at the top of the page that indicates “Homestead,” it states that they live in Minnesota.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this pie today for Pi day – using a packaged shortbread pie crust since that was what was handy – and WOW was it FANTASTIC! I can’t believe that such an easy to make pie can take so delicious!!!

    This recipe is getting pinned to my Best Recipes board on pinterest and I will definitely be making it again.

    Thanks so much for sharing it!

  5. Where do you live? I know a few Yoders that used to be Amish. I am from PA, Lancaster area and know quite a few Towers. I know a Yoder from Indiana or Illinois too.
    All the Towers are born-again Christians…they Love Jesus!

  6. 5 stars
    Have you thought of starting with the flour and butter and make a rue before the other ingredients??
    I will try and let you know if it works!!!
    Wonderful Recipe!!

  7. I would make meringue with the leftover egg whites, That’s how we always did chocolate pies. Thinking 3 lg. eggs would be best, also, as one lady said. I am craving pie now! Make meringue,put on top of pie BEFORE you cool, then pop in oven to brown . I have forgotten what temp and how long, unfortunately been a long time between pies!

  8. 5 stars
    This must be the pie my grandmother, mother and aunt made. I’m drooling as I write. Know what I’m making today… Thanks!

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