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Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

 Dark Chocolate Cream Pie
Caress every taste bud with this smooth, old-fashioned pie. Topped with a dollop of fluffy whipped cream, it will have chocolate fans standing in line.
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in
  • milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until
  • thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the
  • pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2
  • minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Spoon into pastry shell. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.