The very best decadent chocolate pie inspired by the movie The Help. You won’t be able to stop with just one piece! It’s easy to make with simple ingredients.
YES, it’s as good as it looks. This chocolate pie tastes like a brownie with a buttery and flakey crust.
If you have ever seen the movie The Help, this pie is just like Minnie’s chocolate pie, but without the terrible awful.
The Pie Crust
The pie crust is best if it’s homemade.
Store-bought pie crusts are not as flakey or buttery as homemade. However, if you are in a pinch for time, ingredients, or struggle to make pie crusts work store-bought is still a great alternative to save you.
Especially when it’s the holidays and you have multiple pies to make, why not save yourself from having to make a bunch of pie crusts?
The pie crust I have used for this chocolate pie recipe multiple times is from The Gracious Wife. It’s rich and buttery and compliments this chocolate pie filling perfectly.
Whether you use a homemade or store-bought pie crust, you will want to bake the crust separately first.
This helps crisp up the crust so you do not have a soggy pie at the end.
The image above shows all of the ingredients you need for the chocolate pie filling, plus a pie crust and whipped cream for topping.
After the pie has baked for 45 minutes it will have risen in the center but will fall slightly as it sets. This is normal.