Old-Fashioned Fudge Pie

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Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 28 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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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This is the same recipe that was on the back of the Baker's Secret Baking chocolate box when I was a young girl. My mom used to make it for us kids. I thought I had lost the recipe. I found this. Just last week mom sent one of my old cookbooks and there was an old Baker's box that I had used as a place marker with the recipe on it! This recipe sets up as it cools. The outside rim is like a chewy brownie the inside like fudge. It is rich and wonderful! Take one slice with a gallon milk.

By Tamara Rivera on January 22, 2014


LOVE the pie!!!! easy to make simple and quick

By Debbie Hurst on November 23, 2013


I am no baker - can cook like a chef but not bake , this pie was the most incredible thing I ever tried to make including box recipes! My hubby ate a nine inch pie in two days taking some to work for lunch Love all your recipes Paula

By wendi on June 17, 2013


I went to a bakery in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and they served the fudge pie in small 2 and a half pans and 9 in pans. The pie was just a very firmer than a chocolate pie and the top had no skin or crust. If you know what I am saying and know the recipe, I am going to try and make it for Mother's Day. HELP!!!!

By Michael Bachstein on May 10, 2013


What a great great easy to make pie. We added some walnuts to the second batch and ohh man so good.

By Donald Wood on March 20, 2013


Dessert maybe?

By kelly on December 31, 2012


I made this over the weekend and will be making it for Thanksgiving! This pie was absolutely delish!!! So very easy! Very rich the whipped topping helps to tame the richness of it!

By Susette Snyder on November 19, 2012


One of my coworkers made your Old-Fashioned Fudge Pie and it was absolutely de-lish! Another coworker made it and it was runny and tasted grain-y (like the sugar didn't mix well). Can you advise what may have happened? Thank you.

By D Porter on March 19, 2012


no milk in this pie?

By Anonymous on February 07, 2012


I love this pie,easy to make!Just use a mixer to make sure its mixed well and better with 3 eggs instead of 2..smile

By Paula Campbell on December 12, 2011


LOVE this pie! I make this pie and a pumpkin pie for the holiday and the Go well together. (not that a person would take both kinds of pie) I love how it takes no time at all and makes very little dishes!!!!!

By Helen on July 28, 2011


Love, love, love this pie. I've made it at least two dozen times and it gets rave reviews every time. My suggestion to the folks that aren't getting it to set up, it's very important when the recipe says, "beat well," you really need to use a hand held mixer and beat it for at least a minute, if not two, to get the best results. Also, preheating a cookie sheet and placing the pie on it helps the crust cook more thoroughly and not end up "doughy" in the center. So simple, but soooo delicious! You're the best, Paula!

By KeeKee on July 08, 2011


To those who are having a hard time with this pie setting up be sure to use large or even jumbo eggs........... that can make a big difference as the egg is what acts as the binding agent. smile (or just add an extra one for good measure) -clara dostal

By Anonymous on December 08, 2010


My family really enjoyed it. Although, mine didn't set up properly, I don't know what I did wrong. I'll probably try it again and see what happens. =)

By Anonymous on November 23, 2010


My family loves this pie. It is so easy to throw together and so wonderfully delicious!

By Anonymous on July 16, 2010


I don't know what everyone that said this pie was runny did wrong, because my pie came out perfect. It was done in 25 minutes, and looked similar to a brownie. When I served it the pie was not hard, but soft. As the title suggests it was similar to the consistency of fudge. I will definitely make this again. For being so simple it is incredible! It is super rich. I served it with whipped cream and garnished with chocolate chips! Remember, since the recipe has very few ingredients to use good quality chocolate! Don't skimp! Thanks Paula!

By Anonymous on January 01, 2010


Thanks Paula, I have made this many times and everyone wants the recipe. I make it into tarts to take to partys and they are the first to go. I always volunteer to make this because it is so easy

By Anonymous on December 19, 2009


Honestly although this recipe is very simple it is hard to know when the filling is done. After 25 minutes my pie was still liquid in the center. I had to let it cook another 20 minutes to get solid, and it was a battle to keep the crust from burning. I give it 2 stars though because I really just don't think the taste is all that great. I want to guzzle down a pint of milk after I take 2 bites. I'm going to try the pound cake recipe next. Thanks.

By Endzone on October 26, 2009


I think this recipe needs to be named differenty. Something like "gooy fudge pie". I wish I would have realized that it comes out raw but the topping. Good for molten cake but not a pie. If you walk into the recipe realizing it is saucy then there are no surprizes.

By katy3 on October 24, 2009


Fabulous & yet so simple! Thank you, Paula! God bless you!

By DonnaWinningham on October 21, 2009

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