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

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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).

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4.84 from 12 votes

Yoder’s Amish Chocolate Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
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 granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-pupose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 9-inch baked pie crust, Try my Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe above!
  • Whipped cream, for topping
  • Chocolate shavings, for topping


  • 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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  1. I don’t have any pie weights, & every time I blind bake a crust it shrinks down the sides of the pie plate, any suggestions as to what might help solve this problem?

    1. Have the crust overlap the edge of the pie pan in a decorative wave pattern. This helps with the shrinkage. Also, make the crust stick out an extra 1/4 inch past the edge of the pie plate

  2. Add another egg yolk if you aren’t using jumbos. Also went a little heavier on the cocoa.

    Simmer was not enough for me, I went med-high and stirred constantly.
    It starts becoming pudding after a few minutes.


  4. This is my Mom’s recipe for chocolate pie. We loved it! she made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and by special request for birthdays. So good!! She got the recipe from her Mom who got it from her Mom which means it goes back at least to the late 1800’s.

  5. Shannon
    the Amish make their whipped cream just like everyone else. Ad 1-2 Tbsp Icing sugar to 1 pint of 35% whipping cream and mix with an electric mixer until peaks form. Do NOT overmix.

  6. I could not get it to thicken. Not even refrigerated. Confusion with the vanilla, also One place it says to put it in with the milk and eggs but later in the other directions, it says to put it in last with the butter.

    1. There is a link above to click on for it!. It’s just above the photo of the chocolate being poured into the pie…

    1. Right above the picture of the pie being poured in the pie shell it says Amish never fail pie crust recipe tap on it

  7. It says to preheat the oven to 350, but the recipe never says to put anything in there! I assume it’s to bake the crust, but never tells you to do it.

  8. I just want to verify how much milk. 2 cups or 2 1/2 cups?
    The recipe says 2 /2 cups.

      1. I use pet milk and with the same can fill with water !!! Combine pourcin dry ingredients!

  9. How much mil??? Show 2/2 and I am not sure what that measurement is and I would really like to make this pie

    1. 4 stars
      I’m not really replying. I just want to say I have never heard of this recipe nor a lot of the Amish Recipes that you put on here, I am not complaining at all. We live a couple of hours from the Amish and love to go eat in there restaurant and buy the homemade food they make. Thank you,.

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