If you want to make something so delicious... that friends will ask about it before rsvp-ing...kids will request it instead of birthday cake...and every holiday won't really be a holiday unless it's on the dessert table... then you will want to make this chocolate cream pie. It is a winner in our home and this pie has a collection of ribbons to it's name too.
Time to roll up your sleeves... (actually, it's quite easy and worth every bit of trouble...no sleeve rolling will be necessary...hooray)
You'll need a baked and cooled curst. May I recommend my recipe...please feel free to check out PERFECT PIE CRUST 101 ...of course you can use your own pie dough recipe... store bought will get the job done in a pinch too.
The printable recipe follows and below a visual recipe, highlighting the making of one of our all-time family favorites....Chocolate Cream Pie This recipe, courtesy of and adapted from King Arthur Flour a fantastic site if you are a baking enthusiast:
Printable Chocolate Cream Pie recipe please click here
Here are the ingredients...
Chop the chocolate, add butter and vanilla to a large bowl, set aside.
Off heat, mix cornstarch, salt sugar and cocoa & espresso powder.
Add cream and milk
Add egg yolks
Combine...look how smooth...
Bring it to a boil, it will look like this...let it bubble for 1 minute and KEEP stirring.
Pour the hot chocolate over the chopped chocolate/butter/vanilla that is waiting in the wings
Mix until shiny and gorgeous, (Whoever licks the bowl = LUCKY) pour into prepared pie crust
Smooth the top with an off-set spatula or the back of a spoon
Let chill at least 3 hours, up to overnight ...I don't cover it...I have found that as long as my refrigerator is free from any strong smelling foods (like onions, fish) the pie sets up perfectly and there isn't any trouble with plastic wrap blemishing the top... in the past, when I tried to cover it...my pie ended up with some issues...
Chocolate Cream Pie... you can pipe on whipped cream, spoon on whipped cream... old fashioned or "traditional" calls for a meringue topping...I love a whipped cream topping with chocolate curls... do what you like best. Enjoy!