Homemade Chocolate Pudding Pie
Do you like chocolate? Do you like pudding? How about pie? You see where I’m going with this. Even if you are following the low FODMAP diet you can have a small serving of our low FODMAP Chocolate Pudding Pie recipe.
‘Flaky crust, creamy chocolate pudding filling – taking advantage of lactose-free dairy – and some whipped cream on top. This might be the quintessential comfort food pie.
Pudding from Scratch
You might think that making pudding from scratch is a big to-do but once you make it, you will see that it can be prepared in one pot and is actually very easy – and less than 10 minutes from start to finish!
Pie Crust – Homemade or Purchased?
If you take advantage of a prepared pie crust, then this dessert will come together in a flash. The one pictured is the Whole Foods Gluten-Free All Butter Pie Crust, found in their freezer section.
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If you want to make your own, check out our All-Butter Pie Crust, fit into a 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate and bake it blind.
What is Half-and-Half?
We know that in some parts of the world that you don’t have access to a cream product called half-and-half and are probably wondering what it is.
Half-and-half is approximately 12% fat, so you could create your own version by combining heavy or whipping cream and whole milk.
To make the equivalent of the 2 cups (480 ml) of half-and-half, combine ½ cup (120 ml) heavy cream and 1 ½ cups (360 ml) whole milk. Always use lactose-free if you can.
Finding the milk should be no issue, but not all markets or countries have lactose-free heavy cream.
If you can find lactose-free heavy/whipping cream, use it. If not, it is still low FODMAP in amounts of ¼ cup (60 ml) per serving.
If you are a creamy dessert fan, and we assume you are, check out our Black Bottom Pie, Panna Cotta or our Butterscotch Pudding.
Low FODMAP Chocolate Pudding Pie
Low FODMAP Chocolate Pudding Pie is easy to make - especially if you use a prepared low FODMAP pie crust like we did!
- 9- inch (23 cm) fully baked low FODMAP pie crust
Pudding Pie Filling:
- 1/3 cup (65 g) sugar
- 1/4 cup (21 g) sifted natural cocoa
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups (480 ml) lactose-free half-and-half (see above)
- 3 ounces (85 g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, 55% to 60% cacao mass, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream; use lactose-free if you can find it
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Chocolate shavings
For the Pudding Pie Filling: Whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt together in a medium sized saucepan (if it has rounded bottom edges, all the better to whisk every bit of the pudding). Slowly whisk in about ½ cup (120 ml) of the half-and-half (you can do this by eye) until combined; the cocoa will resist a bit. Just keep whisking, then whisk in remaining half-and-half. Cook over low-medium heat, whisking often, until pudding begins to thicken and you can see whisk marks, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add chocolate, whisk a few times until chocolate is melted and pudding is thick, then remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla and pour into prepared pie crust, leveling the top. Cool at room temperature for about 1 hour, then refrigerate at least 4 hours.
For the Topping: Right before serving whip the cream and sugar until soft peaks form (by hand or electric beater). Dollop on top of pie and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.
- For best texture, please use chocolate in the cacao mass percentages suggested.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.
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10 comments for “Low FODMAP Chocolate Pudding Pie”
I was so excited to make this for dessert, but absolutely nothing happened. There was no thickening of the pudding mix at all. I started over and tried again, and still nothing. I ended up doing a google search for making pudding, and ended up adding cornstarch to the mix and it started to set right away. I can’t wait to taste it once it’s chilled!
Jen, Thank you for not diving up and for bringing this error to our attention. There was an editorial mistake, which has been fixed! Hope you enjoy!
This was absolutely delicious! It reminded me of French Silk Pie! My sister in law decided to try it and she said that if she didn’t know it was “special” she would have had no idea! I’m glad that the recipe is updated, and I will most definitely make it again! Thanks again!
Excellent! Have a great holiday season!
Is Baker’s brand semi-sweet baking chocolate 56% cacao ok for this recipe?
I am not a fan of Bakers chocolate in general. Even when the cacao percentage is correct I find the chocolates to be very dry and texture and they affect the final product. They are low in cocoa butter and I also I’m not a fan of the flavor. That said, if this is a chocolate you like and use a lot you could certainly try
Do you have a brand you recommend that’s easy to find? Ghirardelli? And if I cannot find lactose free whip cream a small amount of regular is ok? I did locate lactose free half and half! 🙂
For supermarket (US) I usually go with Ghiradelli in the baking aisle, or over in the candy aisle is Lindt, which is even better, but it is higher cacao content. My supermarkets also have Callebaut cut into chunks by the pound near the cheese dept.
Recommend? One that can be purchased easily. Ghirardelli?
Yes I would use the semisweet or 60% Ghirardelli over Bakers for sure.