Minny’s Chocolate Pie – The Help
A fun and creamy chocolate pie inspired by the movie The Help. Minny’s Chocolate Pie is a true chocolate lovers favorite!
Minnys Chocolate Pie inspired by The Help
The movie The Help is by far, one of my top 10 most favorite movies of all time. So when we decided it was time to take our recipes to the movies, The Help was an easy choice for me.
If you’ve spent anytime around my blog, you’d know already that I have a certain affection with southern food, and you can’t get much more southern than a good old traditional chocolate pie. And I have wanted to make one since I saw the movie, minus Minny’s “special ingredient”.
Awhile back, I had clipped a Chocolate Pie recipe out of our local paper in hopes I’d get around to making it, so I did.
And it was delicious. In fact, it was AWESOME.
However I wanted something closer to the movie version – a little thicker, a little firmer. So I went on a hunt and googled the pie from the movie and came across the original recipe by Lee Ann Fleming from the movie The Help. How cool is that? You can get Minny’s Original Chocolate Pie recipe here.
On the other hand, today I am sharing with you the first one I made, because we really adored it.
Best Movie Inspired Recipes
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- “Eat Me” Blueberry Lemon Scones (inspired by Alice in Wonderland)
- Mystical Double Cheese Pizza (inspired by Mystic Pizza)
- Vanilla Cinnamon Pancakes (inspired by No Reservations)
No Reservations (soups and salads)
Today’s Special (fish, chicken, beef, and pork)
- Spicy Seared Tuna with Balsamic Reduction (inspired by Big Fish)
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Forks Over Knives (veggie-heavy dishes and sides)
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Udon (pasta and noodles)
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- Spicy Sichuan Noodles (inspired by Eat Drink Man Woman)
Just Desserts (sweet treats)
- Iocane-Dusted Brownies of Unusual Size (BOUS’) (inspired by The Princess Bride)
- Minny’s Chocolate Pie (inspired by The Help)
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Recipe for Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe
Minny’s Chocolate Pie
- 1 frozen unbaked pie crust
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate squares
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350. Remove the pie crust from the freezer and allow to thaw for about 20 minutes before using.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, eggs and sugar until mixed well.
- Using a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently until completely mixed.
- Add the melted chocolate mixture to the flour/sugar mixture and mix everything together well.
- Mix in the vanilla.
- Pour the chocolate “batter” into the pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
I am totally in love with your choice! The Help is on my favorites lists too and this scene was just hil-ar-i-ous!
How cool is it that you found the original recipe?? Your version looks delicious!
Easily in my top 5-10 of all time Pam, I completely agree.
Thank you so much! xoxo
Minny’s fire and fine cooking were inspiring in the book and movie. Your re-creation of her famous pie are impressive, Nicole. Bravo!
That’s what made me love this movie… everyone’s fire, passion and of course all that good ‘ole southern cooking. Thank you!
Growing up, You could always find a chocolate pie on the counter (usually with a slice missing) just waiting to be devoured at my Great Grandmother’s house. thick, rich, with that sugary skim crust on top. It was heaven.
When Jane and I watch The Help, it was all I could do not to jump up and make a pie that same night – (without.. you know)
Some things just scream Southern! Chocolate pie is one of them.
Couldn’t agree with you more Toby! Loved the movie, loved the pie and truly love all things southern. 🙂
Oh my! Look at that crunchy looking top on your pie. I think I would like it better than the movie version. It looks so rich and gooey too. Yum!!
You’d probably know your southern chocolate pie, eh? Rich is an understatement, but oh so supremely yummy. Thank you.
This looks like gooey deliciousness! I also loved the Help and think it is awesome you could use the recipe from the movie.
I was so shocked to find the original from the movie…so awesome. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Nicole, I have no words to describe how I feel about this delicious looking pie. Oh my, I want some!
You’re welcome to my house anytime for a big old slice. 🙂
I loooved “The Help” and this pie looks INCREDIBLE!!!
I’m so happy that The Help is the movie I chose and that so many loved it as much as I did.
For me it’s right up there with the Secret Life of Bee’s which I also REALLY loved.
Wonderful movie and wonderful pie! I may just have to make both versions (without the secret ingredient) and have a taste test. But right now, yours is definitely winning!
No secret ingredients for me either. haha Thanks Stacy!! 🙂
Haha! THIS is why we’re friends…because we have the same movie humor! 😉
LOL I adore you. Like… mucho.
Feel better! xoxo (and hugs to Linda that she’s better fast too!)
This is on my list to watch. And now I´m so tempted by that gorgeous pie!
Oh you really MUST see this movie Paula. Really. Must.
Wish you were closer, would love to share a piece with you hon! Thanks!
I read the book but haven’t seen this movie. I once dated a guy from the south whose “mamaw” made a chocolate pie similar to this. It was to die for!!!!
I got the book before the movie came out and got sidetracked and never read it. I’d actually like to go back now and do so. Thanks Amanda!
Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I love the movie and the book – and I need me a slice of this pie (I’m just glad you made it sans secret ingredient). ;P YUMMY!
haha Heather, no extra ingredients for me 😉 Thanks so much for hosting this week and such a fabulous, fun theme!! 🙂
GREAT idea!!!! I should have made this, too…totally scrumptious!!!
Great movie and great pie! Thanks for sharing this yummy dessert with us, Nicole!
Ahhhh I am so bad, I loved this book have not seen the movie. This pie looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it out. Yum
I have to watch that movie, I have it up stairs. I think I will do that tonight. Could I have a slice of pie to go with it please. It is making me drool!!
This made me giggle. I am a huge fan of the movie Help and love that you made this recipe. The chocolate pie scene in the movie made me laugh so hard, I cried. Great recipe! Love it!!!
Loved that movie! And your pie looks amazing! Looks easy to make too. I’ll have to give it a go!
Loved the book and the movie. Your pie looks delicious and I love how you list other recipes inspired by movies. Sharing this on my facebook page and pinning to desserts. Thanks Nicole.
Great movie and scrumptious looking pie! My sister-in-law grew up in the town where The Help was filmed – her sister was even interviewed on TV when the movie came out.
Great movie and book. The pie looks great! Must give this a try for the chocoholics in my life.
I love the theme you guys had this week! I’ve never had a chocolate pie but now I think it’s going on my to-do list because Mr. Hungry Couple (aka The Chocolate Monster) will LOVE it!! 🙂
Oh my heavens! That is such a good movie, and the PIE SCENE!?!?! Oh my lanta! Great pic, and very delicious looking pie!!!
This looks gooey and delicious! I’m pretty sure this whole pie would be gone in one sitting over here!
This movie has been on my to-watch list for a while. So many movies….so little time.
I love easy-as-pie recipes!
(hee, hee…pun totally intended!)
Hi, I’m in Finland trying to bake this pie! How much chocolate do you have to use exactly?