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White Chocolate Cream Pie

 White Chocolate Cream Pie
This dessert earned a prize at our church picnic. It's a favorite with my husband— he can't get enough of white chocolate.
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Holly Garnish:
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, divided
  • Red and green paste food coloring
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually whisk in milk
  • until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2
  • minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture
  • into egg yolks; return all to saucepan, stirring constantly. Bring
  • to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and vanilla. Let stand
  • until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour into pastry
  • shell. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • For holly leaf garnish, melt 1/2 oz. white chocolate; tint with red

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White Chocolate Cream Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • food coloring. Place in a pastry or plastic bag. Pipe 24 small
  • berries on waxed paper; let stand until hardened. Melt remaining
  • white chocolate; tint with green food coloring. Spread into a
  • rectangle on waxed paper; let stand at room temperature until
  • harden. Using a 1-1/2-in. holly leaf cookie cutter, cut 18 leaf
  • shapes.
  • Just before serving, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft
  • peaks form; spread over pie. Garnish with holly leaves and berries.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: For a simple garnish, use spearmint leaves and red-hot candies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 541 calories, 36 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 178 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.