Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Give me pies, give me sweet little pies: Fudge Pie (Part 2)

This pie is from the other side of my family - the Southern side. 
In both name and location - my sweet Southern aunties have tasty many goodies!!  My auntie Valerie (Southern) Fulkerson shared this recipe with my mom Judy back in 1995.  It has since become a favorite of my brother Jeffrey, my mom and myself as well as my cousin Amy and, well, anyone who tries this pie!  The pie is very tasty and sinful.  It is good "naked" or with a meringue on top.  Whipped cream or ice cream will do in a pinch.  :)  Enjoy!

Fudge Pie


  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks – beaten
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pastry shell, baked (regular or graham crust)


  • Mix flour, sugar, cornstarch and cocoa in a medium saucepan.
  • Gradually stir in milk.  Cook over moderate heat until mixture thickens and boils.  Boil 1 minute.
  • Stir half of hot mixture into beaten yolks.  Add the yolk mixture back to the boiling mixture.
  • Stirring constantly add butter and vanilla.
  • Boil and stir constantly until very thick.  Remove from heat.
  • Pour into pre-baked crust
  • ENJOY!

(Kimberly & Amy enjoying Auntie Valerie's Fudge Pie, January 2009)


  1. This is from an email my Auntie Valerie sent about the pie - turns out the recipe is from my Grandma Southern!

    Auntie Valerie says:
    So good to hear from you! I am especially touched that you are posting the fudge pie on your Nourish Us blog. Just the thought of this pie makes me drool! I'd like to claim the Fudge Pie as my own, but your Grandmother Southern gave me the recipe. She loved it so much, there was a time I was preparing her one almost every weekend and taking it to her. (A chocaholic at its best!) I imagine today if I were to take one to her, she'd eat it in one sitting! (If it weren't so rich, I would, too!) The pie has been a success each time I've prepared it ... I hope it will be (or has been) for you and others on the blog! My neighbor asked me the other day when I was going to make another one (it's been quite a while...)!

  2. you look stoned on sugar in that photo!!!