Chocolate Orange Pudding Pie

This super simple chocolate orange pudding pie is a breeze to make! Crazy delicious chocolate orange pudding packed into a pretzel crust. It’s the perfect sweet and salty bite!

This super simple chocolate orange pudding pie is a breeze to make! Crazy delicious chocolate orange pudding packed into a pretzel crust. It's the perfect sweet and salty bite!

Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Anolon. As always, all opinions are my own. 

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually appreciated the whole chocolate orange combination. I think I was turned off by the flavor after my husband insisted that I try a chocolate orange. You know, those weird things you buy and then slam against the table and then they fall apart into chocolate orange segments?

So gross. I try not to gag but he seriously goes crazy for them around the holidays.

Finally, I decided to buy some quality orange flavored chocolate and realized it’s not so bad. By “not so bad” I really mean pretty freaking delicious.

PLUS good chocolate is just a general rule I live by now. No more cheap chocolate for me. Nope. It’s not good. And it’s not worth it.

Well, unless you live in the UK. They seem to have pretty good cheap chocolate. But, then again most of the things I find the UK is a million time better than in the US. I stand by that.

This super simple chocolate orange pudding pie is a breeze to make! Crazy delicious chocolate orange pudding packed into a pretzel crust. It's the perfect sweet and salty bite!

This pie combines super chocolaty flavor with just a hint of orangey goodness. I even added a little orange zest to the pretzel crust. It’s orange goodness all around!

Plus this pie is 100% childhood nostalgia because is there anything better than pudding pie? It reminds me of something my grandma would have made and I would have devoured! I LOVE the orange chocolate combination and that extra salty pretzel crust is gonna wow you!

Love this chocolate orange pudding pie? Want more pie recipes? Try my Streusel Topped Apple Butter Pumpkin PieVanilla Bean Apple Pie Phyllo BitesChocolate Raspberry French Silk Pie BitesHomemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie or my Chocolate Drizzled Pecan Pie Bites


Chocolate Orange Pudding Pie

This super simple chocolate orange pudding pie is a breeze to make! Crazy delicious chocolate orange pudding packed into a pretzel crust. It's the perfect sweet and salty bite!

Yield: 9 inch pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutesplus chilling time


For the crust:

  • 2-1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

For the filling:

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract, (more can be used, if desired)
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 cup whipped cream


For the crust:
Preheat oven to 350° F.

Using a food processor, crush your pretzels until they reach the consistency of graham cracker crumbs. Add crumbs to a medium mixing bowl.

Pour in melted butter, dark brown sugar and orange zest. Mix until completely combined.

Press into pie pan and bake for 10 minutes.

Cool until crust reaches room temperature.

For the filling:
In a medium sized saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk together, sugar, cornstarch and cocoa powder.

Slowly whisk in milk to combine.

Continue whisking until the mixture starts to boil. As the mixture boils it will start to thicken.

Keep cooking and whisking until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.

Once thick, remove the pudding from the stove and stir in butter, orange extract and salt.

Let thickened mixture cool slightly and then pour into the prepared pie pan. Spread out evenly and cool in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or until firm.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa powder.


30 Responses to “Chocolate Orange Pudding Pie”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 18, 2014 at 5:59 am

    This looks delicioooous! Totally heading over for the recipe now. Yum!

  2. #
    Charlotte @ Drop Dead Bread — November 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

    You don’t like chocolate oranges? Heathen! Seriously though, they’re like a key part of my Christmas experience. I will admit that this pie is stepping the whole chocolate orange thing up a LOT. Love it.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 18th, 2014 @ 4:21 pm

      Haha my husband thinks the same way as you!

  3. #
    Sune Moolman — November 18, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I can do chocolate paired with just about anything…
    This looks delish!

  4. #
    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — November 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Love this pie! Pinned it:)

  5. #
    Joanne — November 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I’m really not super into the chocolate orange combo….but maybe with this pudding pie I could be convinced.

  6. #
    Jenny Flake — December 9, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Oh my gosh this is seriously one stunning pie! Drop dead gorgeous 🙂 xo

  7. #
    Beth — December 9, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I was JUST going to say that this pie reminds me of those chocolate oranges! I loved eating them growing up!!

  8. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I can’t take my eyes of this beauty!

  9. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — December 9, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love orange and chocolate together – especially if it’s in a pie! Stunning!

  10. #
    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — December 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

    LOVE the idea of a creamy chocolate + orange flavored PIE. Headed over for the recipe now!!

  11. #
    heather @french press — December 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

    heading over now – I just LOVE orange chocolate

  12. #
    Cookin Canuck — December 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

    That’s too funny – I used to be a firm hater of the whole chocolate and orange combo too, but have since changed my tune. This pudding pie looks fantastically awesome!

  13. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

    All KINDS of gorgeous!

  14. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — December 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    in my mind, chocolate goes with pretty much everything. . love this combo, yo and man, this pie is all kinds of fabulous. I gotta see this pretzel crust recipe . .

  15. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — December 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I haven’t had that combo myself in a long time! It looks fantastic Brandy!

  16. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Ooo, this looks mighty tasty. I happen to love chocolate and orange together. Pinned.

  17. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — December 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I”m new to the chocolate and orange thing too! I never liked it until I made chocolate whoopie pies with orange filling and then I was sold. Love this pie!

  18. #
    Heather | girlichef — December 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, pretzel crust! I do love the combo of chocolate and orange (and don’t even mind chocolate oranges) – this sounds tasty and it’s very pretty!

  19. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — December 9, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I love the combination of chocolate and orange…this pie looks fantastic!

  20. #
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — December 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Pretzel crust? This is AMAZING!

  21. #
    Heather at Basilmomma — December 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I am with you on the chocolate orange combo. I had not really ever tried it until a few years ago and NOW I really like it! You had me at the pretzel crust 🙂

  22. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 10, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I want to dive in face first right now!!

  23. #
    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — December 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations! Love that you used the zest in the crust – nice touch.

  24. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — December 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Mmmm… chocolate and orange is certainly a winning flavor combination! Looks amazing!

  25. #
    Anita — December 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Love the combination of orange and chocolate, and the pretzel crust is genius!

  26. #
    Melanie — December 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Chocolate and orange are made to go together. And love the idea of a pretzel crust!

  27. #
    Kim Beaulieu — December 11, 2014 at 1:22 am

    You had me at chocolate. Your photos are stellar. Love Anolon, they have such amazing products.

  28. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — December 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Anolon is the best, love their cookware. I’ll definitely be checking out your recipe soon!


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