Ghost Pie

Ghost Pie

The recipe for chocolate ghost pie appeared in a women’s magazine sometime in the 1970s. The recipe clipping was saved in a notebook along with others I either tried or intended to try. I made the pie a few times when my kids were in grade school. It is easier to decorate if you use whipped cream in a can.


  • 1 baked 9 inch pie crust
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • Sweetened whipped cream


Blend the dry ingredients in a sauce pan. Slowly add the milk stirring until smooth. Heat the mixture until it comes to a boil and boils it for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Pour the filling into the pie shell and put plastic wrap over the top so it will not form a crust. Cool the filled pie shell in the refrigerator. Remove the plastic wrap from the top of the pie and decorate.


You can use a graham cracker crust instead of a standard pie crust.

You can use peppermint extract instead of vanilla.


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A great grandmother living in the middle of the United States. My interests include art, needlework, reading, history, politics, and cooking.
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