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Chocolate Dream Pie Recipe
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Chocolate Dream Pie Recipe

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What an impressive finish our Test Kitchen whipped up with this dreamy, creamy chocolate pie topped with peaks of golden meringue! It’s sure to be a family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 6 to 7 teaspoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 337 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add oil and buttermilk; toss with a fork. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork, until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to a pie plate coated with cooking spray. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. With a fork, prick bottom and sides of pastry. Line with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 6-8 minutes longer or until light golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate until smooth; stir in extracts. Pour into pastry shell; set aside.
  5. For meringue, in a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over filling, sealing edges to crust.
  6. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Dream Pie in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 337 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 311 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

Excellent. So rich and creamy. A keeper for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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