This traditional fudge pie recipe is rich and loaded with delicious flavor. It’s easy and quick to make and is big family favorite.
This fudge pie recipe has been made in my family for at least three generations, so if you’re looking for a true old fashioned recipe to make for your family, I think you’re going to love it!
It’s so special looking back at those fond memories of making this pie with my mother and grandmother, while sharing it with my own children.
And it’s not just about the nostalgia, the flavor and texture of this recipe is outstanding. I have a feeling it will become a regular in your own pie making rotation.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make an old fashioned fudge pie for your family.
When making homemade pie crust, be sure not to over mix your dough mixture. This will lead to a crumbly crust that won’t hold it’s shape.Crust Tip
How to Make an Old Fashioned Fudge Pie from Scratch
Who said old style recipes have to be difficult to make? Aside from the flavor and texture, my favorite thing about this pie is how simple it is to prepare.
All it takes is mixing your ingredients together, adding it in your crust and then popping your pie in the oven.
Prep time is just a few minutes (add a bit more time if making a homemade crust) with a bake time of only twenty minutes.
And for equipment, all you need is a 9″ pie pan, mixing bowl, and a mixer. That’s it!
If you’re one of those bakers who gets nervous when hearing a recipe is “made from scratch” you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at how simple this pie is to make.
Since it only uses common ingredients, it’s super straight forward to prepare (and affordable too!).
- Cocoa Powder
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
Cocoa: An old fashioned fudge pie wouldn’t be authentic without using unsweetened cocoa powder. This is such a great way to produce a rich and tasty fudge flavor. Any brand will do, just make sure to use unsweetened cocoa.
Butter: This provides much needed fat that elevates both our flavor and texture. I use salted butter for this recipe, but unsalted can be used. Just add a pinch of salt to your mixture.
Flour: All-purpose flour or cake flour are my go to’s. I recommend sticking to these two options since they provide a great texture. But you can opt for an alternative, just keep in mind that it will effect your final texture.
Eggs: Eggs provide structure while adding a bit of flavor. They bind our other ingredients together, so do not skip the egg.
Easy Recipe Instructions
You can go with a homemade or premade crust for your pie. Your pie will taste amazing either way so what way you choose comes down to how much time your have.
I won’t be going over the crust recipe here, but if you need a great recipe there are some great options to choose from.
Prepare your pie pastry before moving on to making your filling.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line your pie pan with your crust.
Step 2: Prebake your crust until light brown then remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Step 3: Add all your ingredients to your mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
Step 4: Pour filling into pie crust and bake for 20 minutes or until pie is firm.
Step 5: Cool pie on wire rack. Serve warm or cool with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
- 1 9" pie pan
- 1 Mixer
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 3 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ⅓ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 stick Butter melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line your pie pan with your crust.
- Prebake your crust until light brown then remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Add all your ingredients to your mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Pour filling into pie crust and bake for 20 minutes or until pie is firm.
- Cool pie on wire rack. Serve warm or cool with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Liv’s Fudge Pie Recipe Notes
- This pie tastes great with or without toppings. It tastes great with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream. Fresh berries and even chopped nuts also taste great.
- Another great topping is sea salt. Simply sprinkle some on top before serving.
- You can mix your ingredients by hand, but a mixer is a bit quicker.
- Make sure to prebake your crust until it’s just lightly browned.
- Before finishing your bake, cover the edges of your pie crust in aluminum foil.
- Store your pie covered for up to three days in the refrigerator.