Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chocolate Cream Pie


Yes, it's true - I'm going to share my famous chocolate cream pie recipe with you all. This is the perfect dessert to make in the summer because not only is it easy and delicious but it doesn't require baking in the oven, so your apartment or home doesn't get overheated! And I usually have the ingredients on hand (except for the heavy cream) so it's even more delightful to make and enjoy!


Ingredients:

one ready-made graham cracker pie crust
3 Tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar
2 cups skim milk
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cupe heavy or whipping cream

Directions:

In heavy saucepan, mix cornstarch, salt, and 1/3 cup sugar.


Stir in milk and chocolate. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts and mixture thickens and boils; boil 1 minute. Immediately remove saucepan from heat.


In cup, with fork, beat egg yolks; stir in small amount of hot chocolate mixture. Slowly pour egg mixture back into remaining chocolate mixture in pan, stirring rapidly to prevent lumping.


Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats a spoon well. Stir in vanilla extract and remaining 2 tablespoons margarine or butter until blended.


Pour mixture into pie crust; smooth top with rubber spatula.


To keep skin from forming as filling cools, press plastic wrap directly onto surface of hot filling. Refrigerate pie at least 3 hours or until well chilled.


In an electric mixture, whip cream and 2 teaspoons sugar until soft peaks form. Sprinkle walnuts on top and serve!




I have never encountered anyone who didn't like this pie and hope to never have to. :)

5 comments:

  1. My favorite dessert that you make - and I can confirm it is a super easy recipe - with a delicous result!!! Maybe I'll make it next week:)

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  2. Yummmmmyyyy!!!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. girl if someone doesn't like that pie, you can just ... tell them to shut up.

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  4. I seriously love that you're doing this…

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