Dark Chocolate Cream Pie
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 390 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
Jul 6, 2018
This is a superlative pie !!! I use my own preferred method of making pie crust, which blind-bake perfectly. This custard mixture stands up very nicely when chilled, and by adding just a sprinkling of cinnamon to the dry ingredients before cooking the custard, you get a more robust, nuanced flavor that isn't just chocolate (which is pretty awesome on its own). This one got rave reviews, and I will be doing it surely for the next big gathering !!
Sep 17, 2017
I had been searching for a cooked pudding pie (chocolate or otherwise) that turns out firm, stays put and doesn't fall apart and slither off your pie serving utensil when you lift it out of the pie pan and THIS IS IT!!It's very rich and smooth too, I recently served it at a large family dinner and everyone raved about it and requested the recipe! I used a frozen 9 inch deep dish pie shell but I had about 1 to 1 - 1/2 cups pie filling left over so next time I will use 2 - 8 inch pie shells .
May 24, 2017
Very rich and delicious! Make sure you cool the pie thoroughly before covering and putting in the refrigerator. If you don't a thin skin of fat/oils will form on the top. This was not mentioned adequately.
Oct 27, 2016
This dessert recipe was so easy to make and was a big hit at the office potluck (should've made more than two!). Instead of vanilla extract, I think next time I'll pop in some peppermint extract - that should make it just perfect for a Christmas treat option.
Sep 19, 2016
My daughter asked for pie instead of cake for her birthday. This was one of the pies we made for her party. Out of 7 pies, this was the only one that was completely devoured. Absolutely delicious! Will make this again!!
Sep 8, 2015
Luv this pie for large get togethers. I've made triple batches and it comes out great. I round up to four ounces of chocolate cuz who has use for the last bit in the pack? Comes in 4oz packs for a reason
May 31, 2015
This pie is good, but I have a GREAT recipe with meringue I lieu of whipped topping...so much better!!!!!
Dec 28, 2014
I have been looking for "The Perfect Chocolate Pie" this was a winner all the way around just like my grandmother use to make!!
Feb 1, 2014
This pie is really good and chocolate-y. It definitely needs a whipped cream topping,to balance out the chocolate. Tasted yummy!
Jan 19, 2013
Best chocolate pie ever!
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