Granny Davenport’s Fudge Pie

Fudge pie is a decadent gooey pie that originated in the south back in the early 1900’s. This is an easy recipe to make especially if you need a delicious last minute dessert.

I made this for a BBQ we hosted on July 4th and our friends could not stop raving about it. It pairs nicely with my homemade blackberry chocolate chip ice cream pictured in the photo below.

This recipe is from Kenneth’s grandmother who was a phenomenal cook and made this frequently. It has been passed down for four generations and is one of our favorite family desserts.

Granny Davenport’s Fudge Pie

A traditional southern dessert. This fudge pie will satisfy the even the most discerning chocolate lover.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Earline Davenport


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extra
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 9- inch unbaked pie shell


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Melt butter in large, microwave safe bowl. Add sugar to melted butter and use a hand mixer or whisk to combine until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add additional ingredients and beat or whisk until well blended.
  • Pour into pie crust and bake 35-40 minutes, or until center is set and toothpick has gooey wet crumbs. Be careful not to over cook this.
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