Straight from the heartwarming movie, The Help, comes Minny’s Chocolate Pie! Calling all chocoholics – this isn’t your average pie. It’s a rich, decadent, and oh-so-creamy dream come true. One bite will transport you to a world of pure chocolate bliss. Minny would be proud!

Minnys Chocolate Pie inspired by The Help

Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

What You’ll Love About This Chocolate Pie

Minny’s Chocolate Pie, inspired by the heartwarming movie The Help, is more than just a dessert – it’s a flavor explosion waiting to happen! Here’s why you’ll be reaching for seconds:

  • Movie Magic, Made Real: This pie isn’t just delicious, it’s a taste of cinematic history. Capture the spirit of The Help with every decadent bite.
  • Chocolate Nirvana: Calling all chocoholics! This pie is a rich and creamy dream come true. Forget dry, crumbly crusts – Minny’s pie is all about luscious chocolate filling that will have you swooning.
  • Beyond Basic: This isn’t your average grocery store chocolate pie. Minny’s recipe is special, with a secret blend of ingredients that creates a deep, complex chocolate flavor that’s anything but ordinary.
  • Creamy Contrast: The rich chocolate filling is perfectly balanced by a silky smooth and creamy texture. It’s a delightful contrast that keeps you coming back for more.
  • Perfect Any Time: Craving a sweet treat after dinner? Need a pick-me-up during the day? Minny’s Pie is perfect for any occasion. It’s guaranteed to satisfy your chocolate cravings and bring a smile to your face.
  • A Piece of Comfort: Just like the movie itself, Minny’s Pie offers a warm and comforting feeling. It’s a taste of home that will leave you feeling happy and content.

So, grab a fork and get ready to experience chocolate heaven. Minny’s Pie is a must-try for anyone who loves a delicious and heartwarming dessert!

I wanted something as close 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.

Minnys Chocolate Pie - The Help

Tips for Making the Best Chocolate Pie

Crust Perfection:

  • Flaky Foundation: Use a high-quality pie crust recipe or store-bought pie dough for a flaky and delicious crust. Chilling the dough before rolling it out helps prevent a tough crust.
  • Pre-Bake is Key: Blind baking the crust partially before adding the filling helps prevent a soggy bottom. Line the crust with parchment paper and pie weights (or dried beans) and bake for 10-15 minutes before adding the filling.
  • Crimp with Care: Don’t over crimp the edges of the pie crust. This can prevent the crust from browning evenly.

Chocolate Filling Bliss:

  • Quality Cocoa Matters: Use high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder for the richest chocolate flavor. Dutch-process cocoa powder will result in a smoother and slightly less acidic filling.
  • Don’t Skip the Eggs: The eggs in the filling help to thicken it and create a creamy texture. Use room temperature eggs for even mixing.
  • Temperature Matters: When adding the hot melted butter to the egg mixture, do it slowly while whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.

Extra Special Touches:

  • A Hint of Vanilla: A splash of pure vanilla extract adds a touch of complexity and complements the chocolate flavor beautifully.
  • Salt for Balance: Don’t forget a pinch of salt! It helps to balance the sweetness of the pie and enhances the overall flavor.
  • Whipped Cream Dream: Top your finished pie with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream for a touch of cool creaminess against the rich chocolate.

Bonus Tip: For an extra decadent touch, consider adding a layer of chopped nuts (like pecans or walnuts) to the bottom of the pre-baked crust before pouring in the chocolate filling.

Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

How to Store Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Safekeeping Strategies:

  • Cool It Down: Let the pie cool completely before storing. This prevents bacterial growth and keeps the creamy filling fresh.
  • Wrap it Tight: Use plastic wrap or a pie dish cover to create an airtight seal. This prevents the crust from drying out and protects the pie from absorbing fridge odors.

Fridge or Freeze? You have options!

  • Fridge Friendly: For shorter storage, the refrigerator is your best bet. Leftovers will stay delicious for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for Later: For longer storage, you can freeze the pie for up to 3 months. However, keep in mind that freezing might slightly alter the texture of the crust.

Reheating Right:

  • Gently Does It: When reheating, thaw frozen pie in the refrigerator overnight for best results.
  • Oven Magic: Reheat slices in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through. This helps crisp up the crust and melt the chocolate filling.
  • Microwave in a Pinch: For a quicker option, you can use the microwave on low power for short bursts, checking and rotating the slice frequently to avoid overheating. However, the crust might not crisp up as well with this method.

Bonus Tip: To add a touch of pizazz when reheating, top your warm slice with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra decadent experience!

More Movie Inspired Recipe

Minny's Chocolate Pie - The Help

Making the 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 12
Calories 142 kcal


  • 1 9" pie crust
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 oz 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.


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 158IUCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy chocolate recipes
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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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