Chocolate Pie Crust

Chocolate Pie Crust

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This Chocolate Pie Crust is made in a food processor using only five ingredients and results in a cookie-like chocolate pastry crust perfect for sweet pies.


  • 1 cup (120) all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams)  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (56 grams) powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg


  1. Add the flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Pulse until combined.
  3. Add in butter and pulse 7 times.
  4. With the motor running add in the egg and let process until the dough forms together into a cohesive ball.
  5. Scrape the dough from the bowl and place in a piece of plastic wrap and form into a disk and wrap tightly.
  6. Using a rolling pin roll the dough out until it stretches to the corner of the plastic wrap to ensure a tight seal.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.


Have a question or looking for tips? The text written above the recipe is always a great first place to start! This Chocolate Pie Crust was developed with love,  and I always include loads of explanations, tips, step-by-step photos and technical advice shared before the recipe.

Weighing your flour is the most accurate way to measure. If you aren't going to weigh it, make sure to spoon it into the cup, and then level it off. If you scoop the flour out with the measuring cup and then level, it could change the outcome of the final product.

This ideal temperature to bake this pie is 375ºF. The exact temperature you will need will depend on if you are blind baking the pie crust, what type of filling you are using. The best guidance on how to bake this is to follow the instructions for the pie filling recipe you are using, with the knowledge that this pie crust can't be baked at higher than 375ºF or it will burn.

To make gluten-free, substitute in a 1-1 All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour with xantham gum, such as 1-1 King Arthur Flour or Bob's Red Mill.

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