This might be the easiest fudge pie you’ll ever make, and it is SO rich and delicious! Sometimes you just need a big slice of pie, and this decadent chocolate pie ranks right up there with my favorites, and it is so, so, simple! We love it so much that I usually just go ahead and double the recipe- two chocolate pies are better than one! (:
How to Make Easy Fudge Pie
- This fudge pie is so easy and delicious that you have no excuse not to make it at least once!
- First, melt the butter. Then, add the rest of your ingredients: beaten eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, evaporated milk, vanilla and flour.
- Next, stir in the chopped nuts (optional) – Depending on what’s in the pantry, sometimes we add nuts and other times not. You can’t go wrong (:
- Pour into a pre-made pie shell. (We usually use frozen Pet-Ritz Pillsbury Pie Crusts)
- Next, it’s time to bake! Place a little tent of foil over the pie after about 10 minutes of baking (so that the crust doesn’t get too dark)… then continue baking for another 10 minutes or so until it sets up. That’s it! BEST chocolate pie ever.
As I mentioned above, we often double the recipe because in my house, chocolate pie never lasts very long!
I hope that you love this recipe! It’s a great fudge pie, or a great fudge pecan pie if you decide to add nuts. (: Add a little whipped cream or ice cream to the top and you’ll be the hero of the day. Who can resist fudge pie with whipped cream on top?
How to Know if the Pie is Ready
Knowing when your pie is ready to take out of the oven can be a little tricky. The easiest way to know for a chocolate pie like this is to give it a little jiggle as it starts to set up and look about ready. Actually, I give the baking sheet that the pie is resting on a little jiggle. If the center moves just ever so slightly, you can take it out. It will continue setting up on the countertop as it sits and cools.
Now that you have this recipe, I hope that you’ll remember it the next time your chocolate cravings kick in! You’re gonna love it!
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 T. cocoa powder, sifted
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk (we use Carnation)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- pinch of salt
- Pre-made Pie Crust (we used Pillsbury Pet-Ritz)
- Melt the butter
- Mix together the sugar and cocoa. Combine with the butter and then add the remaining ingredients.
- Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. (We cover the pie with foil after 10 minutes to prevent the crust from over-browning.
- This recipe can be doubled