Chocolate Cream Pie

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Can you believe this decadent chocolate cream pie is gluten and dairy free? Look at all those delicious pie layers. This truly is the ultimate chocolate dessert.

A slice of chocolate cream pie on a dessert plate next to the remaining pie. The oreo crust is layered with a thick chocolate pudding and then a creamy whipped topping with chocolate curls on top.

First this amazing chocolate cream pie is filled with a mouthwatering chocolate cream filling layered over a 2 ingredient oreo crust. Then it’s topped with a sweet and creamy whipped topping and chocolate shavings.

But the awesomeness doesn’t stop there.

This pie crust and filling can even be prepared a day or two before your special event. And if you’re a planner like me– you love recipes that can be prepped ahead of time.

With this in mind you’ll be excited to know this chocolate cream pie recipe works for about every occasion. It’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the 4 of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even birthdays.

A pie with an oreo crust, chocolate cream filling, whipped topping, and chocolate shavings.

recipe notes and tips

  • first, you will need a 9-inch pie crust, prepared and fully baked. And what if I told you this recipe has 3 delicious crust options?! My favorite is the gluten and dairy free oreo sandwich cookie crust pictured. You will find everything you need to bake this easy crust in the recipe card below. Another crust choice is a Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shell. These certified GF pie shells are available in the freezer section of grocery stores and free of the top eight allergens. Lastly another easy crust option is the certificated GF and vegan Mi-Del graham cracker crust.
  • for the homemade 2 ingredient “oreo” sandwich crust I’d recommend using either KinniToo’s chocolate sandwich cookies or Glutino vanilla creme cookies. For those with reactions to dairy cross-contamination in the manufacturing process, I’d purchase the KinniToo’s. And Earth Balance Buttery sticks work like a dream in this oreo crust recipe. Lastly one container of either brand of cookies has 21 cookies in it. However this recipes calls for 25 cookies. If needed you can just use 1 container, but keep in mind to achieve a crust that comes up on the sides you’ll need 25 cookies.
  • second this chocolate cream filling is a chocolate lover’s dream. The talking point of this amazing cream filling is the Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream. Be sure to shake this product well before adding it to your recipe. I purchase this product at Walmart and other large chain grocers. If this cream isn’t available to purchase locally, substitute with dairy free milk.
  • And keep in mind I recommend the crust and chocolate cream filling be prepared and placed in the refrigerator the night before you need it. At minimum this pie filling needs 4-6 hours to set, but longer will give you a better pie filling.
  • next top your chocolate cream pie with your favorite dairy free whipped cream. I keep a tub of So Delicious cocowhip frozen topping on hand in the freezer just for this recipe.
  • and dairy free chocolate shavings are the final layer to this pie. While this step is optional, you’d be surprised how easy this is to make. And they help your pie look absolutely gorgeous. You’ll find step by step instructions how to prepare the shavings in the recipe card. Use any dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life (buy in bulk to save money here here) or Simply Delicious brands.
  • for this recipe I use a 9 inch pie plate and using an angled spatula makes spreading the cocowhip easy peasy
  • lastly I altered this recipe to make it gluten and dairy free from Tastes Better From Scratch.
A slice of pie with an oreo crust, chocolate cream filling, whipped topping, and chocolate shavings.
A pie with an oreo crust, chocolate cream filling, whipped topping, and chocolate shavings.

more gluten + dairy free recipes

  • cherry dessert pizza— this warm, cherry pizza is a dream. You definitely want to try this dessert.
  • homemade brownie bites— these brownie bites are perfect for any occasion. Mini brownies, whipped topping, and fresh fruit make for an amazing, easy dessert.
  • heart peanut butter blossom cookies— these are a crowd favorite cookie and a huge hit on my website. Definitely pin this recipe for your next cookie craving.
  • strawberry rhubarb crumble— nothing beats a warm crisp bursting with fresh flavors and topped with dairy free ice cream.
A slice of pie with an oreo crust, chocolate cream filling, whipped topping, and chocolate shavings.

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You will be swooning over every bite of this chocolate cream pie. Seriously– what’s not to love? This pie is smooth, creamy, and decadent. You will have a hard time guessing this dessert is gluten and dairy free.

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 12 slices
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


Oreo Crust

  • 25 Gluten and dairy free "oreo" sandwich cookies see suggestions in post
  • 5 tbsp dairy free butter

Chocolate Cream Filling

  • c granulated sugar
  • 2 c dairy free heavy whipping cream see notes in post
  • ½ c dairy free milk, unsweetened almond milk works great
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch arrowroot works too
  • 6 tbsp dairy free butter, Earth Balance works well
  • 9 ounce dairy free chocolate chips
  • tsp vanilla extract

Whipped Topping & Chocolate Shavings

  • 1 container dairy free whipped topping, So Delicious tastes wonderful
  • c optional: dairy free chocolate chips for the chocolate curls


Oreo Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the oreo sandwich cookies in a food processor and pulse until they are fine crumbs.
  • In a large bowl melt the butter, then place the oreo crumbs into the melted butter and mix well.
  • Lastly press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Chocolate Cream Filling

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk the sugar, heavy whipping cream, and milk well. Bring to a simmer, whisking frequently.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, place the egg yolks and cornstarch and whisk until smooth.
  • Once the saucepan mixture is simmering, add two spoonfuls of the hot liquid into the egg yolks and whisk. Add a two more spoonfuls of the hot liquid into the egg yolks and whisk again.
  • Then slowly whisk the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan. Whisk constantly until the moisture begins to thicken and comes to a gentle boil.
  • Then lower the heat to low and whish the chopped butter, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract into the pudding mix until smooth.
  • Pour filling into the cooled crust and smooth over with an angled spatula.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the pie and refrigerate overnight or at least 4-6 hours.
  • The crust and filling can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and refrigerated.

Whipped Topping and Chocolate Shavings

  • Just before serving evenly spread the So Delicious Cocowhip topping or whipped topping of your choice over the pie with an angled spatula.
  • For the chocolate shavings melt ⅓ c dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave over low heat on the stove top. Once melted pour chocolate onto wax paper. Allow to completely cool. With a knife scrape layers of chocolate into shavings and rolls. Place atop of the chocolate cream pie, slice, and serve.
  • Cover and place any leftover pie in the refrigerator.



  • Renee November 25, 2020 at 8:49 am

    6tbsp of cornstarch? Is that a correct number?

    • Jill November 25, 2020 at 9:34 am

      Yeeks– thank you for bringing that typo to my attention. I’ve corrected the recipe to reflect 2 tbsp of cornstarch. Again thank you for reaching out. Jill


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