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My mother-in-law, whom we all call Granna, makes a traditional Southern Fudge Pie that my son has now declared as his favorite pie ever. It’s not hard to see why he made such a declaration with it’s rich, creamy chocolate center and crisp top.

It’s a chocoholics dream pie by any way, shape or form of the imagination.

You can make this pie a few different ways to find how you like it best by changing the pie crust and the topping. You can use an unbaked pie crust or a graham cracker crust depending on which you have on hand or prefer. You can top it with meringue, a bit of whipped cream or simply serve it plain without any anything added like Little Buddy prefers.

Thankfully, like many Southern recipes, it’s just as simple as can be to make.

Here’s how you make it.

Crack your eggs and add them to a large bowl.

Pour in your sugar and flour…


melted butter…

and your evaporated milk.

Now pour in your vanilla.

And mix it all together.

Make sure it is all well-combined.

Pour it into your pie crust. Little Buddy wanted a graham cracker crust this time.

Bake until the pie has “puffed” just a bit and is set in the center.

Allow it to cool completely and then just sit back and watch the ones you love enjoy every single bite!

5 from 12 votes

Southern Fudge Pie

Dessert 45 mins

Southern Fudge Pie | ©
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
A quick, simple recipe for decadent Southern Fudge Pie.


  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, flour, butter, evaporated milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour into pie crust.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes and then reduce to 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until center puffs up a bit.
  • Allow to cool for the pie to completely set and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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    1. I’m sorry, Regina, but I haven’t adjusted this recipe for a deep dish pie crust. If you want to make a regular pie crust for this recipe, use my Pie Crust Recipe. It is really easy to make this pie crust.

    1. Jennifer, you can freeze it. Bake pie, let it cool thoroughly, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, place in airtight freezer bags. It can be frozen up to 3 months. Then thaw in refrigerator. Enjoy! Thanks!

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