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Minny's Chocolate Pie

"That" famous chocolate pie from the movie "The Help"
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Tricia


  • 1 recipe for Perfect Pie Crust (see notes for link)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the prepared pie dough on a lightly floured work surface. Roll out to fit your pie pan. Crimp the edges and prick the dough with a fork. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Line the pie crust with foil or parchment paper. Add dried beans or pie weights to the pie and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and beans and bake for 5 minutes longer, until the crust is dry but not browned.
  • While the crust is baking, prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, butter, eggs, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell and bake for 45 minutes, or until the filling is set around the edges but a little jiggly in the center. Cover the crust with strips of foil halfway through baking to prevent over-browning. Cool the pie on a rack before cutting. Serve with whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.


  • Click HERE to get the recipe for our Perfect Pie Crust in 3 easy steps (with VIDEO)
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. When multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg