Mae’s Chocolate Cream Pie

Growing up, Clarence and Mae were neighbors that had a quite large dairy farm. Mae, was not only a great cook but an accomplished musician. As my mother was a classical music enthusiast, she and Mae formed a close relationship. As a result this recipe was shared.

Mae’s Chocolate Cream Pie is a classic, from-scratch recipe that is simple, yet sophisticated. Use a prebaked crust of your choice. The filling is a rich, creamy custard made with quality ingredients. Topped with lusciously sweetened whipped cream, it’s a creamy and decadent pie that is sure to please.

The flavor of the pie is perfectly balanced. The crust has a subtle crunch and the custard filling is sweet and creamy. The chocolate is not overly sweet, but provides a rich depth of flavor. The combination of the chocolate and sweetened whipped cream adds richness, sweetness and a hint of decadence.

This pie is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a birthday celebration or want to make something special for your family for a weeknight dinner, Mae’s Chocolate Cream Pie is sure to be a hit.

Mae's Chocolate Cream Pie

Mae's Chocolate Cream Pie

Mae Imhoff
A delicious chocolate cream pie that will beat any boxed cream pie filling. Simple and easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8



  • one baked and cooled 9 inch pie shell


  • 1/2 cup Hershey Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla


  • In a 2 quart heavy bottom sauce pan, combine all dry ingredients
  • Blend milk into dry ingredients
  • Cook over medium heat until boiling stirring constantly
  • Boil for one minute
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla
  • Pour into pie shell, placing wax paper on top of filling
  • Chill for 3 hours
  • Before serving, top with whipped cream