decadent chocolate pie recipe

If you’re the kind of person who loves chocolate cake but would always choose a slice of pie over a piece of cake, it doesn’t get much better than a big slice of chocolate pie. Cocoa + pie is perhaps one of the greatest dessert combinations of all time—and certainly an especially fine choice on Pi Day. But really, you can’t ever go wrong with any of these 11 decadent chocolate pies that will satisfy any chocolate lover’s craving.

1. Chocolate Mousse Pie

Chocolate Mousse Pie recipe


This fluffy, creamy chocolate pie is what every middle-school student wishes would be served for dessert at the school cafeteria. With a billowing whipped cream topping decorated with chocolate shavings (which you make with a veggie peeler), this pie looks as beautiful as it tastes. Wipe the knife between slices to ensure you’ll have a clean cut. Get our Chocolate Mousse Pie recipe.

2. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie recipe

Kevin & Amanda Cooking

A five-ingredient pie that looks like you spent hours in the kitchen whipping up a masterpiece? Yes, this dark chocolate salted caramel Oreo pie has come to save the day. The crust is made out of crushed Oreos, and then there’s a smooth layer of caramel, topped with a layer of melted chocolate chips, and finished off with some sea salt. This recipe is incredibly simple and a great way to entice your kids to help out in the kitchen—with Oreos, who can resist? Get the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie recipe.

3. Fudge Brownie Pie

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pie recipe

The Cookie Rookie

Can’t decide between brownies and pie? You don’t have to. This fudgy chocolate masterpiece combines two favorite childhood flavors for a delicious combo. (If you want to get extra fancy, try adding Frangelico and a creme brulee-style top.) Get the Fudge Brownie Pie recipe.

4. Bailey’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie

Bailey's Chocolate Pie recipe

She Wears Many Hats

Chocolate liqueur, heavy cream, and melted chocolate chips make up the filling for this easy pie with a sprinkle of coarse salt to finish. This is a great recipe to make up to 24 hours ahead because it needs time to sit in the fridge. To save time, feel free to use a prebaked or store-bought crust, and then you can put this pie together in a matter of minutes. Get the Bailey’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie recipe.

5. Chocolate Meringue Pie

chocolate meringue pie recipe with macadamia crust

Pies and Tacos

This flaky pie crust is made with macadamia nuts for an extra buttery flavor, then filled with rich chocolate and topped with swirls of torched meringue that are sure to impress. Try making this recipe into individual tartlets too for extra-special occasions. Get the Chocolate Meringue Pie recipe.

6. Chocolate Pecan Pie

chocolate pecan pie recipe


Pecan pie is a solid choice for dessert, but chocolate pecan pie is truly outstanding—even more so when you add a little bit of Kentucky bourbon, as we do here (but leave it out if you wish and it will still be spectacular). Get our Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe.

7. Mint Chocolate Icebox Pie

mint chocolate ice box pie recipe

Baking a Moment

Semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and cream come together to make a rich and luscious filling in this chocolate mint pie recipe; the chocolate cookie crust makes the whole thing reminiscent of a giant Thin Mint. If you want, substitute crème de menthe for the peppermint extract in the recipe. Garnish with whipped cream and you’re ready to go. Get the Mint Chocolate Icebox Pie recipe.

8. Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

vegan chocolate coconut pie recipe

Evergreen Kitchen

Coconut milk, blended cashews, and maple syrup make this cocoa powder-enriched vegan recipe smooth and delicious. The crunchy crust is made from oats, hazelnuts, and shredded coconut, with more cocoa powder and coconut oil to help hold it together. (If you’re not into coconut, try this truly excellent five-ingredient vegan chocolate cream pie with almond butter and silken tofu; you really cannot tell there’s tofu in it.) Get the Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie recipe.

9. Banana Chocolate Cream Pie

Banana Chocolate Cream Pie recipe

Halfbaked Harvest

This is banana cream pie for chocoholics: a chocolate peanut crust cradles a vanilla pudding, which is topped with sliced bananas, chocolate mousse, roasted peanuts, and a Magic Shell-style chocolate coating. With a little more whipped cream, bananas, and peanuts for good measure. Drooling yet? Get the Banana Chocolate Cream Pie recipe.

10. Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie recipe

Baking the Goods

This may be the ultimate fall and winter chocolate pie, with toasted hazelnuts in a maple-bourbon custard and a rich chocolate crust. There’s no reason you can’t add some extra chocolate in the form of chocolate chips or chunks stirred into the filling. Get the Chocolate Hazelnut Maple Bourbon Pie recipe.

11. Mocha Pie with Espresso Whipped Cream

Mocha Pie recipe with Espresso Whipped Cream

Simple Bites

If you’re a fan of the classic coffee-and-chocolate combo, this lofty mocha pie with a cloud of espresso whipped cream is just the thing to pair with a nice warm mug. Get the Mocha Pie with Espresso Whipped Cream recipe.

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This post was originally published on January 23, 2015 and was updated with new images, links, and text on March 13, 2019.

Header image courtesy of Halfbaked Harvest.

Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy is a New York City–based food writer and editor at Penguin who has worked on and recipe-tested several cookbooks. She is currently in search of NYC’s best ramen, and is one of the few people who admit to disliking brunch.
Jen is an editor at Chowhound. Raised on scrapple and blue crabs, she hails from Baltimore, Maryland, but has lived in Portland (Oregon) for so long it feels like home. She enjoys the rain, reads, writes, eats, and cooks voraciously, and stops to pet every stray cat she sees. Continually working on building her Gourmet magazine collection, she will never get over its cancellation. Read more of her work.
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