Old-Fashioned Fudge Pie

Total Time:
43 min
15 min
28 min

6 to 8 servings

  • 2 squares (2-ounces) semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sugar, then the eggs; beat well. Pour the filling into the pie crust and bake for 25 minutes or until just set. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream or whipped cream.

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    I've made this pie previously and had problems with it filling up the crust and setting up for the recommended cooking time. So, I scaled up the recipe and added a square of chocolate, an egg, ( I make sure to beat the eggs well and let the chocolate mixture cool before adding them) 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 Tbsp butter, covered the crust edges with foil and baked for 40 minutes. It turned out perfect. I made a second one, and it turned out perfect as well.
    How is this NOT 5 star!?!?! 
    I LOVE Paula. I'm a southern raised man and LOVE my southern food.  
    It's cliche to say but some of the best dishes requires the least amount of ingredients, it's the memories, the love and the nostalgia that seasons/flavors the food. 
    It reminds me of my grandmothers pie when I was a little boy. 
    SUPER easy and literally all the ingredients are pantry dwellers. 
    Delicious!!! We made three over holidays. We added a little salt on top before baking and it was unbelievable
    Absolutely delicious !!! My husband really loved it. I will certainly make it again !! Very easy recipe !!!!! Love Paula Deen !!!!
    AWESOME!!! Easy and delicious. Try garnishing with some whipped cream around the edge and a dollop in the middle.
    This was excellent! I used 3oz. bittersweet chocolate and used 3 eggs which made it a fuller pie. You do need to temper the eggs. The pie is so quick and easy. I warmed it up in microwave the next day for 30 sec. a slice. YUMMY!
    It was wonderful! I used Baker's Brand sweet German Chocolate in one and semi-sweet chocolate chips in another. My family said the German chocolate pie was the best! They want this one every time we have chocolate pie from now on. Happy Pie Day!
    Easy and good but a little too rich.
    I am not a baker, but I had to make a pie for class, I choose this one because it looked yummy and easy, and it is!! It was a big hit and everyone wanted the recipe. Also, there were four chocolate pies that night and mine was the best, way better than those fluffy, cold ones. I highly recommend this recipe, I think next time I'll add pecans just for a little flare. I also tempered the eggs before adding them to the hot mixture, which is not stated in the recipe, but I suggest doing it.
    Fantastic flavor, I followed the recipe to the letter. A little thin, would probably double the recipe next time. Great with whipped cream. Tried it warm and cold, wonderful both ways!
    i liked it very much!! very simple but good. i didn't add anything on top it was good just by itself!! i used brown sugar instead of gran. sugar.
    I made this yesterday for the priests at my church (i was filling in for their cook they said it was the BEST dessert they have had in a long time!! SO EASY!! can't wait to make it for my family next!! THANKS PAULA!!!
    Very easy and quick to put together 
    Very good, enjoyed very much, came out excellent.
    it was supper sweet but i liked it
    This recipe was very easy to make and everyone loved it. I was even told this tasted just like my grandmother's pie that she used to make when we were little.
    for a real treat stir in a half cup pecans
    Good recipe but I add an additional square of chocolate
    I just finished making and baking the pie, and I dont know why but it is nothing as I had expected! it's grown out of proportion... and it's been in there longer than 30 mns. What did I do wrong??? Oh brother..
    You didn't do anything wrong. It always needs extra cooking time in my oven. Be sure to put little strips of foil on your crust before baking so it won't burn. When you can put a knife into the pie halfway to the center and it comes out clean and the sides have pulled away from the crust, it is done. Just add 5 minutes at a time and check it. Several of Paula Deen's recipes have been this way, so I guess she uses a fast oven-probably top of the line.
    Really good and super easy. It took two seconds. Gotta be one of the easiest pies to make - EVER. And it tastes great. I was worried 2 ounces of chocolate wouldn't be enough, but it turned out to be just right for the old fashioned fudge pie!
    AMAZING! The easiest recipe ever. The preparation took only a few minutes! excellent pie. beats fried butterballs any day! do not double the recipe. perfect as it is. the pie rises in the oven. Do not listen to the reviews saying to double it! Thanks paula
    luved it! personally, if i am t make bake goods, i HATE buying anything pre-made. so naturally, i made my own crust, which isnt a pie crust, a tart crust, and used Paula's wonderful custard. It was great! and super duper easy! my family and i luved it!
    This is a very easy and delicious recipe! I did make some changes after reading other reviews as I only had deep dish pie shells and I didn't want a thin pie: I sifted and added one tablespoon of flour, added an additional square of chocolate, an additional 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. The pie turned out excellent! Thanks Paula!
    This recipe couldn't be easier and is always a huge hit. I put it with chopped strawberries, or mixed berries, and whipped cream to offset the sweetness. I also use semisweet choc chips instead of squares because I always have them around. I highly recommend this pie!
    I made this for desert X-Mas and it was delicious.
    this is the easiest and most devine chocolate fudge pie i have ever made and devoured....just a few ingredients and it is chocoate fudge delight..thanks paula!
    This pie becomes even more exceptional if you step up your chocolate choice. I've had great luck with unsweetened Scharfen Berger with no change in the proportion of the ingredients. This pie has become a real crowd pleaser, and it's so easy to make. Great dish!
    Very simple and very good. I've only made it once and forgot to set timer. May have cooked a little too long. Was chewy after reheating, but still very good.
    I made this pie for my fiancee, but ended up having enough ingredients to make 2 pies. We each at a piece and I covered the other pie and what was left of the first pie, and set them aside. We each had a piece the next day and were stunned. It was better the second day! From now on I am gonna make this recipe the day before I actually need it. It was delicious. I gave the second pie to my parents. My dad had rave reviews and asked me to show mom how to make it.
    WOW. So simple and so good.
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