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

Minny's Chocolate Pie - 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.

Minnys Chocolate Pie - The Help

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.

Minnys Chocolate Pie - The Help

Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

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Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

Recipe for Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe

Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Nicole Cook
A fun and creamy chocolate pie inspired by the movie The Help. Minny's Chocolate Pie is a true chocolate lovers favorite!
4.74 from 42 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9″ pie


  • 1 frozen unbaked pie crust
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 oz of unsweetened baking chocolate squares
  • ¼ teaspoons 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.
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  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

    1. 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.
      Thanks Kayle!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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.

  7. Great movie and book. The pie looks great! Must give this a try for the chocoholics in my life.

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