This chocolate pudding slab pie with peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream is the ULTIMATE holiday pie. It makes enough to feed an army, but it’s so good you’ll want to keep it all to yourself.
chocolate pudding slab pie with peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream

A dessert that’s not PUMPKIN.

Are you shocked? Appalled? Already dialing 9-1-1 because the only explanation for this is that I’m having fever-induced hallucinations?


Fear not! Because the.boy already did all of these things.


Then I might as well have been roadkill because he was too busy stuffing his face to concern himself with my mental status.

He’s going to be a real help during childbirth. I can tell.


It’s just that, you guys, I have had a WEEK.

A week of failed experiments, lab drama, constant reminders that this wedding (and, coincidentally, one of my best friend’s baby due dates) is less than a month away.

Plus girl stuff. Because that always makes things so much better. (<–said NO ONE EVER.)


And pumpkin is great and all…but when push comes to shove, it’s no chocolate pudding slab pie.

Those are just the facts.

The first thing you should know about this pie is that it is ENORMOUS. It could feed an army and/or the Eats Well With Others clan on Thanksgiving. Probably and.

Also, it is RICH. Not so rich that you won’t have three slices in a row (ask me how I know) but just rich enough that you’ll want three slices in a row.

The filling is dark and sultry while the topping is light with a hint of salty.

Also, feel free to decorate the top with all of your child’s Halloween Reese’s stash and then post a video on YouTube with their reaction when you tell them it’s all gone.

Cause I just can’t get enough.


Chocolate Pudding Slab Pie with Peanut Butter Mascarpone Whipped Cream
This chocolate pudding slab pie with peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream is the ULTIMATE holiday pie. It makes enough to feed an army, but it's so good you'll want to keep it all to yourself.
Yield: 12-16 servings
For the crust
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • ½ cup ice cold water
  • 1½ cups cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
For the pudding filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
For the peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream
  • 8 oz mascarpone
  • ¾ cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. For the crust, in the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vinegar, and ice water. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter to the food processor and pulse until it is broken up into small, pea-sized chunks. Slowly add in the egg mixture, pulsing just until the dough comes together. Turn out onto a piece of plastic wrap and form into a large disc. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 400. When it is chilled, roll the dough out to the size of an 18x13-inch rectangle. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the rolled out dough on this baking pan. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and weigh down with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, make the pudding. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, heavy cream, buttermilk, cornstarch, and salt over medium heat, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to simmer until the mixture starts to bubble and thicken, about 5-6 minutes. Put all of the yolks in one bowl and add in ⅓ of the hot milk mixture, stirring the eggs constantly so that they don't cook. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the pan with the remaining hot milk. Return to a simmer and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until REALLY thick, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate, butter, and extract. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Spread the chocolate pudding over the prepared pie crust. Refrigerate while you make the mascarpone frosting.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and mascarpone until well combined. In a second bowl, combine the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture a third at a time, until well-combined. Spread over the chocolate pudding. Refrigerate the pie for at least 6 hours before serving.
Crust and chocolate pudding adapted slightly from How Sweet Eats
Peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream adapted slightly from Made From Scratch Recipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice

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70 Responses to Chocolate Pudding Slab Pie with Peanut Butter Mascarpone Whipped Cream

  1. Lynn says:

    I’m very excited for you that your wedding is so near – what an exciting time!!! And I’m excited about this pie, that looks perfectly scrumptious. I’d like to beam it here to my home office desk right now. 🙂

  2. That pudding layer … mmmm! That pb cream layer … mmmmmmmmm! I’m sure these bars must have made your week just a teensy bit easier, Joanne … if not I think you’d better have 4 slices in a row next tim 😉 Hope your weekend is fun!

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    After having a WEEK too, I really want this pie. Or rather, I NEED it.
    Chocolate and peanut butter – it’s like nerve medicine.

  4. This is one of the neatest recipes I’ve seen! Holy delicious girl…and so yummy!

  5. How divine! I would definitely rush for that on a holiday table.

  6. Joanne, I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a stressful/rough week 🙁 and I hate to say it.. cause it’s so cliche but damn, chocolate really does make everything better right? At least for 5 minutes .. but that’s 5 minutes of bliss. I so need this big ass chocolate pudding slab pie in my life .. ULTIMATE holiday pie? Love this, yo. And hey, I know it’s easier said than done, but I hope you don’t stress too much over this next month .. your wedding day will be beautiful and lovely and I’m so excited for you!!!

  7. After a rough week, it’s chocolate all the way!! And girl…what’s with freaking lab experiments NOT working? Urghhh! I am having one of those weeks too. But it’s Friday!

  8. This looks amazing! And I also can’t get enough of those videos. Makes me laugh every time (am I a bad person?)

  9. Okay, that’s it. I’m coming over. Save me about a quarter of this thing.

  10. Oh myyyyyy this looks outrageously decadent in the best possible way! YUM!

  11. Tina says:

    Take a deep breathe because you will be THE most beautiful bride next month. I am sorry you never met my handsome son because you would be a very cool daughter in law! I know, Natasha and I previously fought over you as a DIL but she did see you first, haha.

    Good looking chocolate dessert. Let’s take a break from pumpkin to honor this one.

  12. First THANK YOU for a non-pumpkin recipe and second HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS YUUUMMM – this slab pie is blowing my mind!!

  13. Oy, have I had a week too. Paul’s traveling. AGAIN. And of course it’s during an entire week of minimum school days. EEP. And I have to apply cream to my face to get rid of some “bad” cells. Ya, that. I look like a burned victim. I’ll take the entire slab of that crazy freaking awesome creation of a pie you have there. Holla!

  14. Lori R. says:

    I’m shocked to hear myself say this, but I might actually pick this over a pumpkin dessert and I LOVE pumpkin. It looks so good!

  15. Julia says:

    Sorry to hear you’ve had a rough week, hun! Thankfully it’s the weekend and you can eat all-the-desserts-that-aren’t-pumpkin to console yourself! I want this slab pie to slab me in the facetrap 😀

  16. Chris says:

    Sending this to Alexis because I know that she’ll be making this for her office. Great recipe, Joanne.

  17. Haha – Joanne – If you withheld this pie from the.boy prior to childbirth – he would be fawning over you!
    This sounds ah-mazing!

  18. Whenever I feel down, chocolate makes me feel better. This pie though…FANTASTIC!

  19. danielle says:

    oh my goodness – I think this is basically my dream pie right here.

  20. oh yeah, this looks stunning – rich, decadent, awesomeness! congrats on making it through a tough week (girl stuff and all 😉 )

  21. Wow this looks amazing. What a cool idea for a holiday dessert. This is a great use for mascarpone cheese! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Gah – this is like my ultimate dream pie that I didn’t even know could happen….until now. The PB mascarpone whipped cream is enough to make me swoon 🙂

  23. This is knocked outta the ball park amazing, rich, but not so rich you will feel so gross after eating it. I LOVE the marscapone with peanut butter, amazeballs! I want to make this NOW! Pinning!

  24. debbie says:

    I worked only 3 days this week and it seems like forever! The pie looks great….different than the usual chocolate/peanut butter combo. Great idea!

  25. CakeSpy says:

    I abide by the delicious diet, and this is definitely allowed on the approved foods list. 🙂

  26. Beth says:

    Ha! “He’s going to be a real help during childbirth.” Love it!

    Have a great weekend, Joanne!

  27. yepp. Just as I suspected. This has KAYLE written alllll over it! ermagerddddd yum!

  28. Susan says:

    What a delicious dessert for a rough week! Love the chocolate, mascarpone and peanut butter all together in one delicious bite.

  29. Ok, what? This slab pie! Forget the pumpkin give me this slab pie.

  30. Kate says:

    I don’t even know what slab pie is, but this looks delicious.

  31. Trisha says:

    I just want to say “peanut butter mascarpone whipped cream” over and over again until it materializes in front of me. Is that likely to happen?? I am absolutely drooling over this recipe. This is happening sometime in the next two months. Whether I’m going to share any of it is debatable. 😉

  32. Girl!
    These photos should be illegal!
    It is really hard to see this post right now as I am starving.
    You just made slab pie even more awesome; yeah I like fruit slab but chocolate? Hello

  33. Ala says:

    Dayum, girl–this has got to be the best coping mechanism I have seen, ever. As long as you don’t keep a pile of this stacked on your bedside table during childbirth, you shouldn’t have any problems with le boy, right? Or like, keep a whole pile stacked and don’t let him touch it. Looks delish!

  34. what an awesome pie!! oh goodness, this sounds phenomenal.

  35. Sorry to hear you had such a week. This pie it is just perfection! I think I will try it for Thanksgiving. Looks amazing! Pinned.

  36. This must have tasted amazingly delicious with all the delicious ingredients like pb, chocolate and mascarpone!

  37. Kelly says:

    Sorry to hear about your week girl. Chocolate slab pie should definitely be on the menu. It looks amazing and so rich and decadent – exactly what you need to get through a rough week. Love it!

  38. Johanna GGG says:

    yes I need to look away to stop myself craving chocolate right now – this looks like something I would want instead of my tabletop because it looks so good I think I would just not need anywhere to put other food – I would just eat it

    And I guess you wont be sending the boy around to help your pregnant friend with her childbirth then 🙂

  39. Some weeks demand chocolate! In the form of slab pie! With a little peanut butter added in for good measure!!

  40. This is definitely a pie for difficult weeks. But also, I suspect, a pie for good weeks. A pie for all occasions!

  41. sara says:

    I hope next week goes better. In the meantime, this pie looks AMAZING!!! WOW.

  42. Eileen says:

    This sounds like the kind of dessert that a children’s birthday party would go HOG WILD over. There would totally be peanut butter & mascarpone cream smeared under the kitchen table and everything.

  43. P says:

    Oh lab drama…the worst kind of drama, ever. Did you make a batch of these to bring in and ease the tension 🙂 ?

  44. During exam time, my chocolate cravings just go beyond crazy so this slab pie is making me so happy 😀 I can almost taste it from here!

    Choc Chip Uru

  45. Kinsey says:

    That looks so decadent and amazing! If it can’t solve PMS and lab problems, then what will? Good luck on the rest of your wedding planning duties–I know it will all turn out amazing in the end!

  46. Kinsey says:

    That looks absolutely amazing! If that doesn’t cure PMS and lab problems, then what will? Good luck on the rest of wedding planning–I know it will all be amazing in the end!

  47. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a week! Is the friend that’s having the baby also a bridesmaid? I think I prefer this dessert to any containing pumpkin (because in Oz we’re just not used to putting pumpkin in our desserts!) I do love how this is massive and that there’s enough for a huge family get-together xx

  48. Luckily for me Dave doesn’t like peanut butter so I would not have to share this!

  49. This pie looks like it could solve all the problems in the world! I magically found peanut butter Lindt balls at my grocery store the other day (magically because peanut butter is not well understood where I live) and that solved a lot of problems (girl stuff) but now I want this pie in my face!

  50. grace says:

    marvelous idea. i can’t give you high enough praise for this one, joanne! it’s so inventive and it sounds like it has the potential to be the most delicious thing i ever put into my mouth.

  51. All I can say is HOLY YUM! Girl, this has every tasty bite going on! EXCELLENT!

  52. Fabulous indeed. I can see myself gorging on this slab pie 😛

  53. Pretty sure I see that this pie is actually only one serving. Because I’m going to eat the entire thing.

  54. Peanut butter whipped cream? Are you kidding me?? I love you.

  55. Emma says:

    So naughty I can’t stand it. Defs a contender for thanksgiving…!

  56. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, peanut butter-mascarpone whipped cream, yes!!!!

  57. Monica says:

    Yay for chocolate pie! Any and every day for me, please!

  58. Krista says:

    Girl stuff makes EVERYTHING worse. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. So sorry your week has been so thoroughly crappy. xo

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  60. Baby June says:

    Oh my now that looks good! Chocolate…peanut butter…pie crust…what more could one want from life?

  61. Danguole says:

    I had to laugh when you mentioned “girl stuff.” Can #PMSfood become a blogger thing? Mine would probably be a series of, like, all the dairy and cheese and yogurt in the world.

  62. Courtney says:

    I can’t even get over how amazing this looks. Peanut butter + chocolate is basically my favorite combination ever (tied with coffee + chocolate, of course), and I’ve never seen a pie that so wonderfully combined both. As soon as I can find people to share this with, I’m making it.

  63. You know what, we can eat three slices in a row too- for sure! Love the fact it can feed a large crowd!

  64. I don’t think that you really need pumpkin, if you have this chocolate pudding slab pie. It sounds scrumptious!

  65. Reeni says:

    What a beautiful thing this is – I think it could cure almost anything that ails you! I’ve seen all sorts of fruity slab pies but never chocolate. I do! I want to make it and keep it all for myself. Hope this weeks going better!

  66. dina says:

    that slab looks amazing!

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  68. Dale M Groff says:

    There is more time here at the house. I am trying to make things healthier for the family. Would like nutrition posted.

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