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Chocolate Pie Crust Recipe

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Chocolate pie crust
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Tender, flaky and decadent describe this chocolate pie crust recipe. Easy to make and great in with all kinds of pie fillings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 single-pie crust


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 2 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
  • Yolk from 1 large egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water


1. In a food processor, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar and salt until blended. Add the butter and shortening and pulse on/off until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 5 seconds. Add the egg yolk and water and process with on/off turns until the dough forms a ball.

2. Press the dough into a ball, then flatten into a 1-inch round. If not using immediately, wrap with plastic and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.

To mix by hand: In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter and shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg yolk and water and stir with a fork until the mixture begins to clump together.
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 5 out of 5
Flaky and Delicious, Member dishing

I made this crust for a chocolate cream pie and it came out absolutely perfect. I can't wait to use it again - maybe next time for a banana cream pie... yum!

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